Quadricuspid aortic valve: a chance for repair

J Heart Valve Dis. 2004 Sep;13(5):860-2.


Quadricuspid aortic valve is an uncommon congenital anomaly that often causes aortic regurgitation in adulthood, necessitating valve replacement. A 54-year-old woman presented with symptoms and signs of aortic regurgitation, but during surgery a quadricuspid aortic valve was identified. The abnormal cusp was fibrotic, short, thick, and fenestrated. Excision of the fourth cusp was performed and valve repair carried out successfully, with only minimal regurgitation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Valve / abnormalities
  • Aortic Valve / surgery*
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency / etiology
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency / surgery
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Female
  • Heart Valve Diseases / complications
  • Heart Valve Diseases / congenital
  • Heart Valve Diseases / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Treatment Outcome