n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Closure of ruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva using a native aortic valve leaflet : online article - case report




We present a case of the native valve used to complete closure of a ruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva. Aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva is rare and a non-coronary artery is affected in only 20% of cases. To close the rupture, we decided to use a non-coronary leaflet in a young patient with moderate aortic stenosis and fibrosis of the leaflets. In our opinion, use of a native non-coronary valve leaflet should be considered when making intra-operative decisions for repair of non-coronary aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva.


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