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Huge sinus of Valsalva aneurysm causing mitral valve incompetence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12078811     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of a large sinus of Valsalva aneurysm originating from the noncoronary sinus. The aneurysm compressed the roof of the left atrium rendering the annulus and the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve severely distorted and, as a result, incompetent. The neck of the aneurysm was closed with a patch from the side of the aortic sinus, but we had to replace the mitral valve as the distorted structure did not resume its original shape even though we opened the aneurysm and debrided all thrombotic material inside the aneurysm.
Wan Ki Baek; Joung Taek Kim; Yong Han Yoon; Kwang Ho Kim; Jun Kwan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-24     Completed Date:  2002-08-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1975-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Inha University Hospital, Incheon, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm / complications*,  surgery
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology*,  surgery
Sinus of Valsalva*

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