Rupture of the right sinus of Valsalva into the right ventricle: Echocardiographic and angiographic imaging

ERDOL C., Gokce M., BAYKAN M., CELIK S., OREM C., KULAN K., ...More

JOURNAL OF INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY, vol.12, no.8, pp.435-438, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.435-438
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We report a 16-year-old girl with acute rupture of the sinus of Valsalva, This case is unique in that the right coronary sinus of Valsalva ruptured into both the right and left ventricles, producing severe aortic insufficiency. The diagnosis was made with two-dimensional and color Doppler echocardiography, which showed an abnormal jet flow from the aortic root into both ventricles, The diagnosis was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging and aortic root angiography, Early diagnosis is important so that urgent surgical treatment can be taken.