Images in radiology| Volume 123, ISSUE 1, P37-39, January 2010

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A Bright Spot

      When echocardiography, the customary diagnostic modality, did not identify a suspected infection, we turned to another method. Our patient, a 71-year old man, was admitted for an ischemic occipital stroke and fever. Two years earlier, he received a new biological prosthesis as a replacement for the original aortic bioprosthesis that had been implanted 20 years before.
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