EDMON B. LEE, M.D.; OSCAR J. KRIEGER, M.D.; NORMAN K. LEE, M.D.
Aneurysm of one of the aortic sinuses of Valsalva is a rare abnormality; about 45 cases have been reported. It has been attributed to congenital causes, lues, arteriosclerosis and subacute bacterial endocarditis. Taussig1 stated that these aneurysms are most commonly due to lues. Of the seven cases reported by Venning,2 four were considered to be secondary to subacute bacterial endocarditis. Morgan Jones and Langley,3 in their review of the subject, found that some cases considered congenital in origin had been incompletely studied from the standpoint of syphilis or cystic medial necrosis, and therefore had not been proved to be developmental
LEE EB, KRIEGER OJ, LEE NK. CONGENITAL ANEURYSM OF THE NONCORONARY SINUS OF VALSALVA LEADING TO COMPLETE HEART BLOCK: CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;45:525–534. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-3-525
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(3):525-534.
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