Annals of African Medicine

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Congenital tricuspid valve disease and testicular agenesis: a case report

CN Ekweani


This is a report of a case of congenital tricuspid valve disease presenting with heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. Cardinal clinical features include breathlessness, easy fatigability since childhood, stunted growth, cyanosis, finger clubbing, a pansystolic murmur loudest at the left sternal edge in the fourth intercostal space, and testicular agenesis. The rarity of congenital tricuspid valve disease is noted as well as the importance of a thorough physical examination of patients with congenital heart disease in order to detect possible associated non-cardiac defects.
Key Words: Tricuspid valve disease, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, testicular agenesis
Annals of African Medicine Vol.3(4) 2004: 192-194

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