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Unruptured aneurysm of the left sinus of valsalva causing coronary insufficiency: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11995849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva is extremely rare. Compression of the left coronary artery by such an aneurysm is an unusual complication of this condition and can cause coronary insufficiency. We describe the case of a 75-year-old woman who had an isolated unruptured aneurysm of the left coronary sinus with intraluminal thrombus, which caused coronary artery compression. We performed successful surgical correction by closing the mouth of the aneurysm without aortic valve replacement or coronary artery bypass grafting. A review of the world medical literature revealed 19 cases of sinus of Valsalva aneurysms that hindered the coronary arterial flow. The previously published reports of this rare condition and its treatment are discussed herein.
Antonio Lijoi; Enrico Parodi; Gian Carlo Passerone; Flavio Scarano; Davide Caruso; Mario Vito Iannetti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-08     Completed Date:  2002-10-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm / complications,  surgery
Aortic Diseases / complications*,  surgery
Coronary Stenosis / etiology*,  surgery
Sinus of Valsalva / abnormalities*
Thrombosis / complications*,  surgery

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