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Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm of the Non-Coronary Cusp: Repaired in the Adult with a Freestyle® Bioprosthesis

By Carlos Del Campo and David M. Weinberg


Aneurysms of the sinuses of Valsalva, when detected before rupture, are repaired electively. When they are small, they are most frequently repaired by direct closure; when they are large, they are repaired with a prosthetic patch. When they are associated with prolapse of the corresponding aortic cusp and aortic insufficiency, valve replacement is usually performed concomitantly. We present the case of a patient in whom both abnormalities were corrected by implantation of a Freestyle® bioprosthesis, the wall of which completely excluded the aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva. The patient remains asymptomatic 18 months after surgery. (Tex Heart Inst J 2003;30:202–4

Topics: Surgical Techniques
Year: 2003
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