ISAAC A. KAWASAKI; A. S. BENENSON
Aneurysms of the sinuses of Valsalva have been reported quite rarely; the rupture of one into the right auricle has been reported in only a few instances. Maude E. Abbott reported such a case in 1919.1 One was reported by Laederich and Poumeau-Delille in 1928.2 Wright3 in 1937 cited three cases in the literature other than those mentioned above and reported a fourth case. In most instances death resulted after a period of congestive heart failure.
The rarity of the condition justifies reporting this case, an apparently healthy soldier who died within a few minutes of
KAWASAKI IA, BENENSON AS. RUPTURE OF AN ANEURYSM OF A SINUS OF VALSALVA INTO THE RIGHT AURICLE1. Ann Intern Med. 1946;25:150–153. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-1-150
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