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Repair of a Unique Sinus of Valsalva Defect in an Infant
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  • Satoshi Okugi,
  • Masaaki Koide,
  • Yoshifumi Kunii,
  • Minori Tateishi,
  • Risa Shimbori,
  • Hiroki Moriuchi
Satoshi Okugi
Seirei Hamamatsu Hospital
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Masaaki Koide
Seirei Hamamatsu Hospital
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Yoshifumi Kunii
Seirei Hamamatsu Hospital
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Minori Tateishi
Seirei Hamamatsu Hospital
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Risa Shimbori
Seirei Hamamatsu Hospital
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Hiroki Moriuchi
Seirei Hamamatsu Hospital
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Abstract

Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is a rare disease characterized by the partial elevation of the aortic root. Few reports are available on the surgical treatment for infants. We report the repair of an extremely rare case of a sinus of Valsalva defect with a ventricular septal defect and right ventricular outflow tract stenosis in an infant. It was not a sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, but it exhibited abnormal partial bulging of the aortic root and forming an aneurysm-like cavity within the right ventricular myocardium. We performed direct closure of the sinus of Valsalva aneurysm-like cavities and intracardiac repair in two stages. Three years after total repair, the patient remained healthy and asymptomatic.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

17 Jan 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
18 Jan 2021Assigned to Editor
18 Jan 2021Submission Checks Completed
31 Jan 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
14 Feb 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
14 Feb 2021Editorial Decision: Accept