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Congenital aortic regurgitation in a child with a tricuspid non-stenotic aortic valve.
  1. R Hashimoto,
  2. H Miyamura,
  3. S Eguchi

    Abstract

    After follow up for seven years a 10 year old boy with congenital aortic regurgitation was found to have a tricuspid non-stenotic aortic valve at operation. The right coronary cusp was dysplastic, thickened, and contracted; the gap between its free margin and aortic wall was bridged with two fibrous bands; and the left coronary and non-coronary cusps were almost normal. The aortic valve was replaced with a prosthesis (St Jude Medical No 23), and the postoperative course was uneventful.

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