Left coronary ostium isolation and aortic valve dysplasia in a young boy: a case report.
Congenital anomalies of the aortic valve represent a common malformation. Infrequently, a dysplastic aortic valve leaflet causes a severe coronary artery anomaly. Here, the case is reported of a malformed aortic valve in which the left rudimentary cusp occluded the left coronary ostium. At surgery the left coronary ostium was completely freed from the anomalous valvular tissue, a Konno operation was performed, and a 19 mm St. Jude Medical mechanical prosthesis was implanted. To date, very few reports have made of this rare malformation; moreover, to the present authors' knowledge this is the only case to have been treated.
Cardiac Surgery, Hesperia Hospital, Modena, Italy.
SourceThe Journal of heart valve disease 21:1 2012 Jan pg 135-7
Aortic Valve Insufficiency
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Coronary Vessel Anomalies
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
Pub Type(s)Case Reports