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A newborn with Aortico-left Ventricular Tunnel mimicking Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm
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  • SENAY AKBAY,
  • Filiz EKICI,
  • FIRAT KARDELEN,
  • MUHAMMET BULUT,
  • Zeynep Mutlu,
  • Gökhan ARSLAN
SENAY AKBAY
Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine
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Filiz EKICI
Akdeniz Universitesi
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FIRAT KARDELEN
AKDENIZ UNIVERSITY MEDİCAL SCHOOL
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MUHAMMET BULUT
Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya
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Zeynep Mutlu
Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine
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Gökhan ARSLAN
Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya
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Abstract

Aortico-left ventricular tunnel (ALVT) is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly and constitues of less than 0.1% of all congenital cardiac defects (1). ALVT is described as an abnormal connection between the ascending aorta and the left ventricul which originates commonly above the right sinus of valsalva. Most patients are diagnosed with an ALVT during early infancy (2). Although transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is more effective in diagnosis of ALVT, misdiagnosis rate was 17.1% (3). Sinus of valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is frequently confused with ALVT (3). We report a term female newborn with SVA in echocardiographic examination but in surgery she was diagnosed with ALVT.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

29 Apr 2021Submitted to Echocardiography
04 May 2021Assigned to Editor
04 May 2021Submission Checks Completed
13 May 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
23 Jun 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending