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Huge aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva following infective endocarditis in Behçet's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9130128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A huge aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva with conduction disturbance as a consequence of infective endocarditis in Behçet's disease is reported. The aneurysm extended not only into the ventricular septum but also to the right atrium and ventricle, with a complicated cavity formation. We speculate that complete atrioventricular block occurred due to an enlargement of the aneurysm into the ventricular septum, leading to a direct conduction system injury. Preoperative echocardiography and aortography were insufficient to recognize the extent of the lesion; subsequent operative examination revealed the true size. At operation, it is important to understand the lesion dimensions fully in order that appropriate surgical procedures be performed.
K Okada; K Eishi; Y Kitoh; Y Kosakai; F Isobe; K Nakano; Y Sasako
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-27     Completed Date:  1997-06-27     Revised Date:  2006-05-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm / etiology*,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Behcet Syndrome / complications*,  diagnosis
Disease-Free Survival
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications*,  diagnosis
Middle Aged
Sinus of Valsalva* / surgery,  ultrasonography

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