A special type aortico-left ventricular tunnel with bicuspid aortic valve

  • Li-Li Chen
  • Chun-Quan ZhangEmail author
  • Liang-Geng Gong


Aortico-left ventricular tunnel (ALVT) combined with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is an extremely rare congenital heart malformation. This article presents an adult case of a special type ALVT combined with BAV which was diagnosed by echocardiography and computed tomographic arteriography (CTA) then successfully performed surgery and cured.


Aortico-left ventricular tunnel Bicuspid aortic valve Echocardiography Computed tomographic arteriography 


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All the authors declared that they have no conflict of interest.

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Written consent was obtained from our patient for publication.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ultrasound, Medical Imaging CenterThe Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang UniversityNanchangChina

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