Quadricuspid Aortic Valve
（Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sendai City Medical Center, Sendai Open Hospital, Sendai, Japan）
|Seijiro Yoshida , Yoshimasa Moizumi
A 43-year-old woman was admitted with heart murmur. Transthoracic echocardiography（TTE）and aortgraphy revealed severe aortic regurgitation and also transesophageal echocardiography（TEE）and multi-row detector computed tomography（MDCT）demonstrated quadricuspid aortic valve. Combined cardiac surgery such as aortic valve replacement and replacement of the ascending aorta was successfully performed. Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare anomaly. MDCT is a useful device for the morphological and functional evaluation of the aortic valve disease non-invasively.
Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 38:53-55（2009）