Three-dimensional echocardiographic demonstration of aortic wall erosion after percutaneous atrial septal defect closure

Mohamed A. M., Türkmen I., Abdrabou M. M. M., Kemaloğlu Oz T.

Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, vol.47, no.6, pp.384-386, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcu.22699
  • Journal Name: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.384-386
  • Keywords: AMPLATZER Septal Occluder, cardiac erosion, secundum atrial septal defect, three-dimensional echocardiography
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Although late complications of percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect (ASD), including cardiac erosion and thrombosis, are rare, they are the most lethal. Data are still lacking regarding the usefulness of new imagining modalities, such as three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE), for the detection of these complications. Here, we report the case of a 57-year-old woman in whom cardiac erosion was very well visualized by 3D transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) after percutaneous ASD closure.