A giant unruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva together with ectasia of the left coronary artery.

Research paper by Thorsteinn V TV Viktorsson, Thorarinn T Arnorsson, Martin I MI Sigurdsson, Jon T JT Sverrisson, Tomas T Gudbjartsson

Indexed on: 02 Jul '11Published on: 02 Jul '11Published in: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


A sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is defined as a dilatation of the aortic sinuses, between the aortic valve annulus and the sinotubular junction. They are rare and most frequently involve the right coronary sinus. We report a case of an unruptured giant sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in a patient associated with ectasia of the left main stem and left anterior descending coronary artery. The patient was successfully treated with aortic root replacement using a biologic conduit.