Quadricuspid Aortic Valve

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sendai City Medical Center, Sendai Open Hospital, Sendai, Japan)

Shintaro Katahira 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)