Quadricuspid aortic valve with ascending aortic aneurysm: report of a case and discussion of embryological mechanisms

Robert R. Attaran, Mohammad R. Habibzadeh, Gurpreet Baweja, Marvin J. Slepian

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Abstract

Congenital quadricuspid aortic valves (QAVs) are rare phenomena. They are often associated with aortic insufficiency and significant morbidity. A QAV with an associated ascending aortic aneurysm is extremely rare, and these conditions might have a shared embryonic etiology. We describe the case of a patient with a QAV associated with aortic aneurysm. Pertinent literature on the QAV is reviewed, and embryological factors that may contribute to its pathogenesis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular Pathology
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic insufficiency
  • Embryology
  • Quadricuspid aortic valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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