Annulo-aortic Ectasia and Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm

  • Atooshe Rohani
Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)


Sinus of valsalva aneurysm is a rare anomaly and defined as enlargement of aortic sinuses; deficiency in the wall of affected sinus results to separation of the media and leading to aneurysmal dilatation. This case reviews annulo-aortic ectasia and sinus of valsalva aneurysm in a 62 year old man who presented with exertional shortness of breath.


Sinus of valsalva aneurysm AV regurgitation, annulo-aortic ectasia 

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TEE mid esophageal shows annulo-aortic ectasia (AVI 528kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atooshe Rohani
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  1. 1.Northern Ontario School of MedicineThunder BayCanada

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