[Recurrent aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva, the world's first case report]

Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. Nov-Dec 2015;53(6):732-5.
[Article in Spanish]

Abstract

An aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva is a rare cardiac anomaly (0.09% of cases in autopsy studies) . This article describes the case of a male patient, 58 years old with a history of smoking and surgery for the correction of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm 31 years before, with no record of approach or type of surgery. His condition began five months before his admission with atypical chest pain. Echocardiographic diagnosis of severe aortic regurgitation, finding recurrent aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva. Surgery was performed with primary closure of the defect and aortic valve replacement with mechanical prosthesis, issuing a favorable postoperative. We present a case of which there are no reports in the current literature.

Un aneurisma del seno de Valsalva es una anomalía cardiaca muy poco frecuente (0.09 % de casos en series de autopsia).1 Se presenta el caso de un paciente del sexo masculino, de 58 años con antecedente de tabaquismo, cirugía de corrección de aneurisma del seno de Valsalva hace 31 años, no hay registro de abordaje, ni del tipo de cirugía practicada. Su padecimiento se inició cinco meses previos a su ingreso con dolor torácico atípico. Diagnóstico por ecocardiograma de insuficiencia aórtica severa, hallazgo de aneurisma del seno de Valsalva recidivante. Se realizó cirugía con cierre primario del defecto y reemplazo valvular aórtico con prótesis mecánica, cursando con postoperatorio favorable. En este artículo presentamos un caso del cual no hay reportes en la literatura actual.

Keywords: Aneurysm; Recurrence; Sinus of Valsalva.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging*
  • Aortic Aneurysm / surgery
  • Computed Tomography Angiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Sinus of Valsalva / diagnostic imaging*
  • Sinus of Valsalva / surgery