Article Abstract

Rupture of right sinus of Valsalva aneurysm protruding into the pulmonary artery with aortic and pulmonary valve endocarditis

Authors: Tae-Eun Jung, Jong-Hyun Baek, Dong-Hyup Lee

Abstract

Rupture of right sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) protruding into the pulmonary artery with aortic and pulmonary valve endocarditis is rare. A 42-year-old man was admitted with fever and dyspnea. He was diagnosed with right sinus of Valsalva rupture with ventricular septal defect (VSD) and vegetation on both aortic and pulmonary valves. Dual exposure technique was performed. The base of the aneurysm sac was closed off, and, together with the VSD, was covered by a Gore-Tex patch. Aortic and pulmonary valves were replaced with mechanical valves. After surgery, antibiotics were administered for 5 weeks, and patient was discharged without complications.