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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2015 Nov-Dec;53(6):732-5.

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

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional La Raza, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Distrito Federal, México.


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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.


Aneurysm; Recurrence; Sinus of Valsalva

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