SINUS OF VALSALVA ANEURYSM DIAGNOSED IN YOUNG ADULT WITH MARFAN’S SYNDROME
Dr. Ravi Verma, Dr. Chandan Bhatia and Dr. Shikha Bhatia*
Sinus of Valsalva (SOV) aneurysm is the dilatation of one or more of the aortic sinuses. These are rare and can be congenital or acquired. The cases of unruptured aneurysms may be asymptomatic and incidentally discovered, or they may be symptomatic with acute presentation due to mass effect on adjacent cardiac structures. Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysms may result in an aortocardiac shunt or manifest as progressive congestive heart failure, severe acute chest pain or cardiac arrest. Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms may have fatal complications however after treatment the prognosis is significantly improved. Thus, prompt and accurate diagnosis is important for treatment purpose. In the present case we illustrate the CT imaging features of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in young adult with Marfan’s syndrome.
Keywords: Sinus of Valsalva, aortic sinus, acute chest pain, aneurysm, Marfan’s syndrome.
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