A 39-year-old man has complained of palpitation and dyspnea since 8 months ago. With aortic regurgitation pointed out in another hospital, he was referred to our hospital for examination. Preoperative ultracardiography (UCG) showed a dilated noncoronary sinus of Valsalva and aortic regurgitation. A daughter aneurysm was found by aortography. There were 2 perforations and 1 pouch at the noncoronary sinus cusp (NCC). The noncoronary sinus of Valsalva was dilated and the orifice to the daughter aneurysm was noticed. The noncoronary sinus of Valsalva was obliterated by suturing a dacron patch on the orifice. The aortic valve was replaced with ATS 23 mm valve. Postoperative computed tomography (CT) showed clot formation outside the patch.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|