Congenital aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva dissecting into the interventricular septum

Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Oct;3(5):563-4. doi: 10.1016/0967-2109(95)94460-e.


The case of a 57-year-old man with a congenital aneurysm of the right sinus of Valsalva dissecting into the interventricular septum is presented. The patient had a previous heart block and aortic insufficiency. The diagnosis was made by echocardiography and cardiac catheterization. Open-heart surgery was performed, closing the entrance of the aneurysm and replacing the aortic valve. The patient survived surgery and is in New York Heart Association functional class II 3 years after surgical repair. Other cases of this uncommon congenital heart disease are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Aneurysm / complications
  • Aortic Aneurysm / congenital*
  • Aortic Aneurysm / diagnosis
  • Aortic Aneurysm / surgery
  • Aortic Rupture* / complications
  • Aortic Rupture* / diagnosis
  • Aortic Rupture* / surgery
  • Fistula / complications
  • Heart Diseases / complications
  • Heart Septum
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sinus of Valsalva*