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Type A quadricuspid aortic valve and ascending aorta aneurysm: a rare combination.
Journal of Heart Valve Disease
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a rare congenital anomaly associated with aortic valve insufficiency and significant morbidity, and requires the replacement or, rarely, the repair of the malfunctioning heart valve. A QAV associated with an ascending aorta aneurysm is an extremely rare anatomic combination with a hypothetical, but not clear, shared embryological etiology. To date, only two cases of type B QAV with ascending aorta aneurysm have been reported. Herein is described the first ever case of a 38-year-old male suffering from severe symptomatic aortic valve regurgitation due to a type A QAV, associated with an ascending aorta aneurism, who underwent a successful combined replacement of the aortic valve and ascending aorta.
Adult, Aortic Aneurysm/complications, Aortic Valve/abnormalities, Aortic Valve Insufficiency/etiology, Humans, Male
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