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Unruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva: a potential source of cerebrovascular embolism.
  1. R M Shahrabani,
  2. P S Jairaj
  1. Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.


    An unruptured aneurysm of the right sinus of Valsalva with intraluminal thrombus that displaced the right coronary artery ostium was diagnosed in a 30 year old Omani man who was investigated for uncontrolled grand mal epilepsy and residual left hemiparesis caused by occlusion of the right middle cerebral artery. Surgical intra-aortic closure of the aneurysm, which necessitated a saphenous vein graft to the right coronary artery, was successful. An aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva is an unusual cause of a thromboembolic cerebrovascular accident.

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