Unruptured and ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysms in two cases [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2008; 36(3): 178-180

Unruptured and ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysms in two cases

Recep Demirbağ1, Ali Yıldız1, Remzi Yılmaz1, Mustafa Cengiz2
1Department of Cardiology, Harran University Faculty of Medicine, Şanlıurfa
2Departments of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Medicine Faculty of Harran University, Şanlıurfa

Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms (SVA) are relatively rare lesions with a variable clinical presentation. We presented two patients, one of whom (male, aged 96 years) had an unruptured asymptomatic right SVA without a left-to-right shunt to the right ventricle, and the other (male, aged 33 years) a fistula from the right sinus of Valsalva to the right atrium due to nonpenetrating thoracic trauma. The diagnosis was made by echocardiography in both cases. The elderly patient was followed-up with medical therapy for a year without any complications. The younger patient had complaints of progressive exertional dyspnea and fatigue following blunt substernal and thoracic trauma. He underwent successful surgical repair of the SVA.

Keywords: Aortic aneurysm, aortic rupture/surgery, echocardiography; sinus of Valsalva; vascular fistula.

How to cite this article
Recep Demirbağ, Ali Yıldız, Remzi Yılmaz, Mustafa Cengiz. Unruptured and ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysms in two cases. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2008; 36(3): 178-180

Corresponding Author: Recep Demirbağ, Türkiye
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