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Multiple ruptured aneurysm of left sinus of valsalva: A rare entity

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Author(s): Sarupria Anju | Kapoor Poonam | Kiran Usha | Hote Milind

Journal: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
ISSN 0971-9784

Volume: 14;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 48;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Aneurysm | sinus of Valsalva | transesophageal echocardiography

ABSTRACT
Aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva is a rare congenital cardiac defect that can present with myriad signs and symptoms ranging from trivial to catastrophic events like cardiogenic shock and death. As clinical examination is not entirely reliable and the patient can sometimes be so ill as to preclude cardiac catheterization, echocardiography has become the definitive investigative tool not only to define and diagnose the lesion but also to quantify its severity. The following is a case report of multiple aneurysms of the left aortic sinus of Valsalva rupturing into the left ventricle. Diagnosis is made on multi plane transesophageal echocardiography and color Doppler regarding precise identification of structural anomalies and shunt locations for perioperative assessment and definitive treatment is surgical repair.

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