An Unusual Case of Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm in a GUCH Patient: An Unusual Side of the Aorto-Cardiac Fistula

Anna Balducci, Valentina Gesuete, Marianna Fabi, Fernando Maria Picchio, Gaetano Gargiulo

Abstract


Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm can be congenital or acquired. The major complication is rupture: this can represent an evolution or an abrupt event. In case of rupture or of large aneurysm, a surgical approach is justified. We report a case of ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in a seventeen years old girl, who had underwent surgical correction of Fallot tetralogy. As soon as the rupture of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is suspected, echocardiographic examination is the easiest and most straightforward tool to make a correct diagnosis.



doi:10.4021/cr27w


Keywords


Heart failure; Congenital heart disease; Tetralogy of Fallot

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