Complex Repair of a Completely Fused Nullicuspid Aortic Valve Late in Adolescence.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a case of an 18-year-old female who presented with severe aortic stenosis and insufficiency, eight years following resection of a subaortic membrane. On echocardiography, she was found to have a completely fused or nullicuspid valve, with three equal sinuses and three commissural fusions. Aortic valve repair included leaflet tricuspidization, three commissurotomies, trileaflet ring annuloplasty, and pericardial leaflet reconstruction. At one year follow-up, the patient is asymptomatic, with stable gradients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meza, JM; Nellis, JR; Rankin, JS; Wolsky, RM; Badhwar, V; Hughes, GC; Turek, JW

Published Date

  • November 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 790 - 793

PubMed ID

  • 34353178

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2150-136X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/21501351211017854


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States