ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Aorto-ventricular tunnel mimicking rheumatic aortic insufficiency
Mustafa Paç1, Şevket Ballı2, Ayşenur Paç2, Mehmet Burhan Oflaz2
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.4428
Aorto-ventricular tunnel is a rare congenital heart disease. The disease should be considered in infants with clinical signs of aortic regurgitation. In this article, we present a five-year-old male case of aorto-ventricular tunnel, who was misdiagnosed as aortic regurgitation due to rheumatic involvement, then diagnosed with aortoventricular tunnel. The differential diagnosis and surgical treatment of aortoleft ventricular tunnel were discussed.
Keywords : Aortic insufficiency; aorto-ventricular tunnel; rheumatic fever
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