[Aortic valve repair and patch closure for unruptured aneurysm of non-coronary sinus of valsalva with aortic regurgitation]


Journal Article (Academic article)

The patient was a 53-year-old woman who complained of chest pain. Echocardiography and angiography revealed mild aortic regurgitation (AR) with an eccentric jet and an unruptured aneurysm of the non-coronary sinus of Valsalva which protruded into the left atrium. Operative findings showed that tethering due to elongation of the circumference of the aortic wall at the level of the non-coronary sinus commissures caused AR. Then patch closure and partial sino-tubular (ST) junction plication were carried out. Postoperative echocardiography showed decrease of AR and complete repair of the aneurysm of Valsalva sinus.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yoshizumi, T; Ito, T; Nakayama, M; Abe, T; Hagiwara, H; Nakayama, T

Published Date

  • March 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 219 - 222

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-5252


  • Japanese