A Case of Aortic Root Remodeling for Aneurysm of the Noncoronary Sinus of Valsalva

(Second Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Yonago, Japan)

Kimiyo Ono Hiroaki Kuroda Yusuke Kumagai
Shingo Ishiguro Takafumi Hamasaki Yasushi Ashida
Satoshi Kamihira Shigetsugu Ohgi
We report a case of aneurysm localized to the noncoronary sinus of Valsalva with moderate aortic regurgitation (AR). The patient was a 49-year-old woman who had been suspected to have some kind of connective tissue disorders. She underwent an aortic root remodeling procedure to replace the isolated, unruptured and extracardiac aneurysm and the ascending aorta. Postoperative angiogram showed no aneurysm and improved AR. This procedure was able to preserve her own aortic valve and normal sinuses of Valsalva and enable her to obtain better quality of life, although progression of the enlargement of the aorta or AR requires careful follow-up.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 30: 252-254 (2001)