Cardiovascular computed tomography for the detection of quadricuspid aortic valve: A case report

Radiol Case Rep. 2023 Jul 29;18(10):3544-3548. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2023.06.056. eCollection 2023 Oct.


Aortic regurgitation (AR) represents a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Due to its low cost and widespread availability, echocardiography remains the frontline for aortic valve (AV) assessment. However, poor sonographic windows may limit the assessment of valve morphology with this technique. Cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT) is increasingly utilized prior to structural AV interventions. Due to its excellent spatial resolution, CCT provides exceptional characterization of aortic leaflets. Accordingly, we present a case of a quadricuspid valve diagnosed by CCT. Here, CCT led to a new diagnosis of quadricuspid valve, highlighting the potential for CCT for the characterization of aortic leaflet morphology. CCT may be particularly useful in patients with contraindications to transesophageal echocardiography or those undergoing structural or robotic interventions.

Keywords: Aortic regurgitation; Aortic valve; Cardiac CT; Cardiac surgery; Valvular heart disease.

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