, Volume 34, Issue 8, pp 2034-2036
Date: 16 Nov 2012

Rupture of Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm With Aorto-Biventricular Fistulas and Right-Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction: A Unique Association

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Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are a rare entity. Rupture of such aneurysms is a major cause of aortocardiac fistulas usually occurring between the right sinus of Valsalva and right cardiac chambers. We report an exceptional case of a ruptured congenital sinus of Valsalva aneurysm with fistulas involving both the right- and left-ventricular outflow tracts and causing RVOT obstruction. We also demonstrate the utility of computed tomography angiography and transesophageal echocardiography in diagnosing these fistulas.