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Quadricuspid aortic valve: a rare cause of aortic regurgitation and stenosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19102060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare congenital condition that occurs not only as an isolated anomaly, but also with other cardiac defects. We describe a 10-year-old boy whose aortic stenosis was diagnosed during infancy. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed dilation of the left ventricle, valvular and subvalvular aortic stenosis, bicuspid aortic valve, aortic regurgitation, and mitral valve prolapse. The results of cardiac catheterization and aortography showed severe aortic regurgitation, an aortic valve gradient of 76 mmHg, a bicuspid aortic valve, a subaortic membrane, and an ascending aortic aneurysm. The patient underwent elective valve replacement with a mechanical prosthesis, and during surgery, the valve was noted to be quadricuspid. The patient was diagnosed as having a quadricuspid aortic valve associated with aortic regurgitation, severe aortic stenosis, and an ascending aortic aneurysm.
Selman Vefa Yildirim; Ayten Gümüş; Isa Coşkun; Riza Türköz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    2008 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-23     Completed Date:  2009-01-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  500-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Başkent University, Adana Training and Medical Research Center, Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / abnormalities*,  surgery
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / congenital*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Aortic Valve Stenosis / congenital*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods
Radiography, Thoracic

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