Unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in an asymptomatic patient

Subhash Banerjee, Dinesh H. Jagasia

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A 75-year-old asymptomatic male patient was referred for transesophageal echocardiography after detection of a diastolic murmur on routine physical examination and widened mediastinum on a chest radiograph. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a large, unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, filled with a thrombus and spontaneous echocontrast and protruding into the right atrium. Unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are rare, frequently asymptomatic, and not associated with any physical findings. The diagnosis was made by transesophageal echocardiography and was confirmed by angiography and at surgery. The need for corrective surgery of asymptomatic, incidentally diagnosed sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is not well defined in the absence of precise knowledge of its natural history. We provide a description of the natural history and rationale for early corrective surgery of sinus of Valsalva aneurysms in asymptomatic patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)668-670
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2002

Fingerprint

Sinus of Valsalva
Aneurysm
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Natural History
Heart Murmurs
Mediastinum
Heart Atria
Physical Examination
Angiography
Thrombosis
Thorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Cite this

Unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in an asymptomatic patient. / Banerjee, Subhash; Jagasia, Dinesh H.

In: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, Vol. 15, No. 6, 06.2002, p. 668-670.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{0b7d4ce5c5e840a983c203e972bc8a16,
title = "Unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in an asymptomatic patient",
abstract = "A 75-year-old asymptomatic male patient was referred for transesophageal echocardiography after detection of a diastolic murmur on routine physical examination and widened mediastinum on a chest radiograph. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a large, unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, filled with a thrombus and spontaneous echocontrast and protruding into the right atrium. Unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are rare, frequently asymptomatic, and not associated with any physical findings. The diagnosis was made by transesophageal echocardiography and was confirmed by angiography and at surgery. The need for corrective surgery of asymptomatic, incidentally diagnosed sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is not well defined in the absence of precise knowledge of its natural history. We provide a description of the natural history and rationale for early corrective surgery of sinus of Valsalva aneurysms in asymptomatic patients.",
author = "Subhash Banerjee and Jagasia, {Dinesh H.}",
year = "2002",
month = "6",
doi = "10.1067/mje.2002.118240",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "15",
pages = "668--670",
journal = "Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography",
issn = "0894-7317",
publisher = "Mosby Inc.",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in an asymptomatic patient

AU - Banerjee, Subhash

AU - Jagasia, Dinesh H.

PY - 2002/6

Y1 - 2002/6

N2 - A 75-year-old asymptomatic male patient was referred for transesophageal echocardiography after detection of a diastolic murmur on routine physical examination and widened mediastinum on a chest radiograph. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a large, unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, filled with a thrombus and spontaneous echocontrast and protruding into the right atrium. Unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are rare, frequently asymptomatic, and not associated with any physical findings. The diagnosis was made by transesophageal echocardiography and was confirmed by angiography and at surgery. The need for corrective surgery of asymptomatic, incidentally diagnosed sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is not well defined in the absence of precise knowledge of its natural history. We provide a description of the natural history and rationale for early corrective surgery of sinus of Valsalva aneurysms in asymptomatic patients.

AB - A 75-year-old asymptomatic male patient was referred for transesophageal echocardiography after detection of a diastolic murmur on routine physical examination and widened mediastinum on a chest radiograph. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a large, unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, filled with a thrombus and spontaneous echocontrast and protruding into the right atrium. Unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are rare, frequently asymptomatic, and not associated with any physical findings. The diagnosis was made by transesophageal echocardiography and was confirmed by angiography and at surgery. The need for corrective surgery of asymptomatic, incidentally diagnosed sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is not well defined in the absence of precise knowledge of its natural history. We provide a description of the natural history and rationale for early corrective surgery of sinus of Valsalva aneurysms in asymptomatic patients.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0036594506&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0036594506&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1067/mje.2002.118240

DO - 10.1067/mje.2002.118240

M3 - Article

C2 - 12050612

AN - SCOPUS:0036594506

VL - 15

SP - 668

EP - 670

JO - Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

JF - Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

SN - 0894-7317

IS - 6

ER -