Giant aneurysms of the sinuses of Valsalva and aortic regurgitation in a patient with Noonan's syndrome

Purnell, Richard; Williams, Ian; Von Oppell, Ulrich; Wood, Andrew
August 2005
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Aug2005, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p346
Academic Journal
Abstract: Noonan''s syndrome is one of the commonest hereditary syndromes with cardiac involvement. We report a rare presentation of this syndrome, associated with giant aneurysms of the left and non-coronary sinuses of Valsalva, resulting in symptomatic aortic valve regurgitation. The patient''s clinical investigations and operative management are presented. Histological examination of aortic tissues offers insight into the pathogenesis of these complications.


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