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Aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva draining into the right atrium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  467119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of an arteriovenous fistula connecting the aorta to the right atrium, due to a ruptured aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva. Clinical, echocardiographic, and angiographic aspects of this unusual lesion are discussed and correlated. Emphasis is put on the diagnostic value of the echocardiogram; a characteristic dense echo parallel to the posterior aortic wall is seen, along with signs of right ventricular volume overload. Combined with the case history and auscultatory finding (a continuous murmur on the right sternal edge), this may lead to the correct diagnosis by noninvasive means.
I Oberhänsli; B Friedli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1979 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-10-26     Completed Date:  1979-10-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  322-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm / complications*
Fistula / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Heart Atria / surgery*

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