Rupture of Non-coronary Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm Contained by Ventricular Wall: A Case Report


West Florida


Citrus Memorial Hospital

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Case Report

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sinus, valsalva aneurysm, aneurysmal rupture, asymptomatic patients


Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine


Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is a typically asymptomatic, rare cardiac pathology that is defined as a dilation of a sinus of the aorta. If large enough, the patient may present with symptoms reflective of dysfunction of adjacent structures caused by compressive effect. Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms have high rate of morbidity and mortality in the rare event that they rupture. Consequences of aneurysmal rupture vary depending on which sinus is affected and the location of the aneurysm. Contained aneurysms of this type have rarely been reported. Early surgical intervention is indicated for symptomatic aneurysms and aneurysmal rupture. We present a case of a contained rupture of the non-coronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm and demonstrate the need to maintain a high index of suspicion in asymptomatic patients who have risk factors for the development of this type of aneurysm.

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SAS Journal of Medicine