Сase report

Quadricuspid aortic valve: А cause of aortic insufficiency

Y.A. Borkhalenko, N.V. Ponych, I.V. Shklyanka, О.А. Yepanchintseva, B.M. Todurov

Kyiv City Heart Center, Ukraine

      Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare malformation. Diagnosis of quadricuspid aortic valve is rare, especially in children, since most patients are asymptomatic and have normally functioning valves. It usually appears as an isolated congenital anomaly, but may also be associated with other malformations. This entity’s natural history is usually progression to valve regurgitation. This case underscores the important role of transesophageal echocardiography for the diagnosis of quadricuspid aortic valve, making possible to reveal the actual prevalence of quadricuspid aortic valve.

Key words: quadricuspid aortic valve, aortic regurgitation, echocardiography

 

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