Rupture of Sinus of Valsalva Mimicking Aortic Root Dissection: Surgical Management and Factors Influencing Immediate Survival
Corresponding AuthorDaniel Grandmougin
School of Surgery, Université de Lorraine
A B S T R A C T
Rupture of giant aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva usually requires surgery to prevent life-threatening complications from occurring. We report the case of a 55-year-old patient with a previous history of aortic valve replacement who was urgently referred to our institution with a superior vena cava syndrome and dyspnea. CT-scan initially misdiagnosed a dissection of the aortic root that was ultimately a contained rupture of a giant aneurysm of the non-coronary sinus of Valsalva. Despite a sudden hemodynamic deterioration with a collapse and cardiac arrest, urgent salvage surgery was successfully performed with an uneventful outcome. Physiopathogeny of hemodynamic profiles influencing immediate survival and surgical technique are discussed in this report.
Article TypeCase Report
Publication historyReceived: Wed 23, Dec 2020
Accepted: Thu 07, Jan 2021
Published: Tue 19, Jan 2021
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