A Case of Aortic Valve-Sparing Operation for Unruptured Aneurysm of Valsalva's Sinus

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Kurashiki, Japan)

Chieri Kimura Tatsuhiko Komiya Nobushige Tamura
Genichi Sakaguchi Taira Kobayashi Hiromasa Nakamura
A 49-year-old woman was found to have unruptured Valsalva's sinus aneurysm. All of the sinuses were involved in the anuerysmal dilatation and the aortic valve was intact with no aortic insufficiency. Aortic root reconstruction surgery (root remodeling operation) was successfully performed and the histopathology of the aortic wall showed healed aortitis. Her postoperative course was uneventful. Valve-Sparing surgery can be one option, even in cases with aortitis.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 35: 271-274 (2006)