Congenital sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is a rare disorder, mostly involving the right and noncoronary sinuses, in which intracardiac rupture is more likely foreseen into the right chambers. Because of the unfavorable prognosis, which includes heart failure and sudden death, detection itself is an indication for treatment, which may be performed either surgically or percutaneously. We present a case of a four-year-old patient with aorto-right atrial tunnel, in which a transcatheter attempt of closure was performed, complicated by new onset of aortic valve regurgitation, requiring surgical intervention.
|Journal||World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - Apr 21 2019|