A case of subannular aortic aneurysm detected by transoesophageal echocardiography

Maurizio Turiel, Barbara Gottardi, Sabrina Muzzupappa

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Subvalvular aortic aneurysm is a cardiac abnormality extremely uncommon in white adult patients. Accurate diagnosis can be made by transoesophageal echocardiography which is the modality of choice for non-invasive recognition of aortic and subaortic abnormalities. In this report we describe, in a 47-year-old white man with subvalvular aortic aneurysm associated to aortic bicuspid valve, the echocardiographic diagnosis and cardiac intervention of aortic valve replacement with surgical obliteration of the orifice. A good surgical result was confirmed by an echocardiographic transthoracic examination performed after 6 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-397
Number of pages3
JournalActa Cardiologica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001


  • Adult
  • Bicuspid valve
  • Heart failure
  • Left ventricular aneurysm
  • Surgical repair
  • Transoesophageal echocardiogram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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