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Case Report

Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva with Congenital VSD and AR

Volume 4, Jan 2015

Sitaram Gupta, MBBS, MD, PGDCC, Ram Chitlangia, MBBS, MD, DM, Deepak Garg, MBBS, PGDCC, Jaipur, India

Rupture of sinus of valsalva (RSOV) is rare cardiac lesion. It is a form of left to right shunt due to rupture of aortic sinus in to Right Ventricle (RV) or Right Atrium (RA). This may be isolated or associated with other cardiac lesions such as ventricular septal defect (VSD), aortic regurgitation, bicuspid aortic valve and coarctation. RCC prolapse with rupture of RSOV is also frequently noticed in cases of doubly committed VSDs.
Echocardiography is a powerful diagnostic tool for detection of the lesion. We present a case of RSOV associated with subaortic VSD and AR, in a 27-year-old man. The diagnosis was made by echocardiography and confirmed at operation. (J Clin Prev Cardiol. 2015;4(1):24-6)
Key words: Rupture of sinus of valsalva (RSOV), Ventricular septal defect (VSD), Aortic Regurgitation (AR), Right coronary cusp (RCC).

Volume 4, Number 1, Pages: 24-6


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