Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol50,No.4

Nonspecific Inflammatory Aortic Regurgitation Diagnosed after Aortic Valve Replacement
Yosuke Ikeda* Yuhei Saitoh* Naoki Sumi*
Shingo Ishiguro* Takeshi Soeda* Yoshinobu Nakamura*

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Matsue Red Cross Hospital*, Matsue, Japan)

A case of clinical1y unsuspected nonspecific inflammatory aortic regurgitation is reported. A 69-year-old female patient underwent aortic valve replacement for aortic regurgitation. Pathological examination of resected aortic valve showed abscess formation and inflammatory granulation tissue in the non-coronary cusp. Therefore, we diagnosed nonspecific inflammatory aortic regurgitation. It is generally considered that the use of prednisolone for vasculitis syndrome is effective;however, for nonspecific inflammatory aortic regurgitation its use has not been established. Prednisolone treatment could be an option for nonspecific inflammatory aortic regurgitation.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 50:265-269(2021)

Keywords:nonspecific inflammatory aortic regurgitation;aortic valve replacement

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