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Chirurgia 2013 February;26(1):29-31

language: English

Surgical repair of unruptured aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva with aortic stenosis, coronary artery disease and ascending and arcus aorta aneurysm

Özerdem G. 1, Hidiroglu M. 2, Uguz E. 2, Özdemir Ö. 3, Kaya B. 4

1 Sevgi Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kayseri, Turkey;
2 Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara, Turkey;
3 Çağ Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey;
4 Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara, Turkey


Aneurysms of Valsalva sinus (AVSs) are rare anomalies, most often caused by the congenital absence of muscular and elastic tissue in the aortic wall. Aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva is extremely rare (1-2%). The indication for surgical repair of unruptured AVSs and repair technique are controversial at the time of diagnosis. We report herein the successful surgical treatment of a 64-year-old woman who had a large, unruptured aneurysm of LSV accompanied with aortic stenosis, ascending and arcus aortic aneurysm and coronary artery disease.

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