Congenital Aneurysm of the Pulmonary Sinus of Valsalva
A case of congenital aneurysm of the pulmonary sinus (sinus of Valsalva) in a 7-year-old child is described. The child met a traumatic death and manifested no symptoms or definite signs of his valvular defect. The heart was of normal weight, and no other abnormalities of the heart or other organs were present. This is the first report of sinus aneurysm of the pulmonary valve. The pathogenetic implications and possible clinical consequences of this defect are discussed.
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