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a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it

device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone

the entire one-piece shell of a snail and certain other molluscs

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one of the paired hinged shells of certain molluscs and of brachiopods

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The increasing prevalence of indwelling catheters/devices is hypothesized to be the cause of increasing incidence of Eustachian valve endocarditis in the elderly and expanding spectrum of microbial agents [2].
Due to its location, Eustachian valve is easily seen by transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography when a subcostal view is used [2, 3].
Video 1: transthoracic echocardiogram (subcostal window) with mobile vegetation attached to Eustachian valve. (Supplementary Materials)
Cyanosis in atrial septal defect due to persistent Eustachian valve. Ann Thorac Surg 1985; 40: 614-6.
Right atrial myxoma arising from the Eustachian valve in a patient with colonic polyposis.
Eustachian valve endocarditis: a case series and analysis of the literature.
In our study, transthoracic echocardiography misinterpreted a Eustachian valve as cardiac mass in one patient and was not able to differentiate thrombi from cardiac masses in 3 patients.
Fusion of Eustachian valve may also be misinterpreted as a cardiac mass on TTE (8).