Cardiovascular Imaging - Review

Cross-sectional imaging of sinus of Valsalva aneurysms: lessons learned


  • Mina F. Hanna
  • Nagina Malguria
  • Sachin S. Saboo
  • Kirk G. Jordan
  • Michael Landay
  • Brian B. Ghoshhajra
  • Suhny Abbara

Received Date: 23.11.2016 Accepted Date: 19.04.2017 Diagn Interv Radiol 2017;23(5):339-346

Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, dilatation of one or more of the aortic sinuses, is a rare but important aortic root defect, which can be a cause of some serious cardiac sequels. The purpose of this article is to review the etiopathogenesis, relevant anatomy, clinical manifestations, potential complications, multimodality imaging features, and management of this rare but important entity of sinus of Valsalva.