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Giant extracardiac unruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva: a case report.
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PMID:  11766067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Extracardiac unruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva (ASV) is rare and difficult to diagnose accurately by echocardiography or cardiac catheterization preoperatively. A 63-year-old woman, with dyspnea and palpitations, diagnosed with aortic regurgitation (AR) with congestive heart failure and extracardiac unruptured ASV, was referred to our hospital for surgical repair. The unruptured ASV was well visualized by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and diagnosed as an extracardiac type. Surgical repair was performed by aortic valve replacement and aneurysmectomy. It was concluded that early surgical repair of extracardiac ASV should be considered to prevent sudden death, and MRI is an accurate and useful method for preoperative diagnosis.
H Tsukui; S Hoshino; N Saito; Y Nishiya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart and vessels     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0910-8327     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Vessels     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-18     Completed Date:  2002-03-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511258     Medline TA:  Heart Vessels     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Toyama Prefectural Central Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  surgery
Aortic Valve / surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Sinus of Valsalva*

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