Abscess of the Heart
A Complication of Acute Vegetative and Ulcerative Endocarditis
At autopsy we encountered a large abscess of the interatrial septum as a complication of acute vegetative and ulcerative endocarditis, which was probably bacterial. The abscess was connected by a fistula to the aorta and furthermore had ruptured into the left atrium. A search of the literature failed to disclose a similar lesion.
- © 1959 American Heart Association, Inc.