The role of echocardiography in the diagnosis and management of a giant unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm

Adela Mihaela Serban, Nicoleta Bătrâna, Mihai Cocoi, Raluca Ianoș, Ștefan Moț, Emese Kovacs, Dan Damian Axente, Carmen Man, Adrian Molnar


Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm (SVA) is an aortic root anomaly, consisting of a lack of continuity between the aortic media and the aortic annulus, caused by a structural deficiency of muscular and elastic tissue. We present the case of a 49-year-old man with atypical chest pain. Echocardiographic imaging described a giant unruptured aneurysm of the right sinus of Valsalva which was confirmed by cardiac computed tomography and coronary angiography. The obstruction of the right coronary artery
without intravascular thrombosis and the compression of the right ventricular outflow tract with dynamic obstruction gradient represent the particularities of our case.


sinus of Valsalva; aneurysm; aorta

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