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Aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva. Clinical considerations and surgical treatment of five patients.

Authors
  • Larmi, T K
  • Kärkölä, P
  • Kairaluoma, M I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annales chirurgiae et gynaecologiae
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1976
Volume
65
Issue
2
Pages
117–123
Identifiers
PMID: 989262
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Five patients underwent operative repair of an aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva. Four of the aneurysms were considered as congenital and one as mycotic. There were four males and one female. One patient with VSD and characteristics of Marfan's syndrome die on the first postoperative day of a recurrence of fistulae. The follow-up time is over one year for all but one of the surviving patients. There are no late deaths, and all patients are doing well. Aneurysms and fistulae of the sinus of Valsalva, which are perhaps not as rare as was previously thought, present a challenging surgical problem. Ruptured aneurysms and fistulae, even if asymptomatic, should be treated operatively, preferably by a transaortic approach.

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