An Unusual Case of Tricuspid Stenosis

  • Sara Ferreira Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal
  • Arsénio Barbosa Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal
  • Filipa Gomes Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal
  • Jorge Almeida Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal
  • Jorge Santos Almeida Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal
  • Mário Amorim Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal
  • José Paulo Araújo Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal

Keywords

Tricuspid stenosis, hypereosinophilic syndrome, Ebstein's anomaly, endomyocardial fibrosis

Abstract

Tricuspid stenosis is an uncommon valvular abnormality commonly associated with other valvular lesions. Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital heart malformation characterized primarily by abnormalities of the tricuspid valve and right ventricle. Endomyocardial fibrosis is a restrictive cardiomyopathy observed in tropical and subtropical regions. It may cause right ventricular distortion with apparent apical displacement of the tricuspid valve, mimicking Ebstein’s anomaly. Eosinophilia is the most commonly cited aetiological link in endomyocardial fibrosis. Here we report the case of 42-year-old male patient who presented with heart failure and severe tricuspid stenosis where a diagnosis of hypereosinophilic syndrome was also established. This case represented a diagnostic challenge in the search for the definitive cause of the tricuspid stenosis.

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  • Published: 2018-02-16

    Issue: Vol 5 No 4 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Ferreira, S., Barbosa, A., Gomes, F., Almeida, J., Santos Almeida, J., Amorim, M., & Araújo, J. P. (2018). An Unusual Case of Tricuspid Stenosis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5(4). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2018_000836