Transcatheter closure of ruptured sinus of valsalva aneurysm: Report of two cases

Khalfan S. Al-Senaidi*, Abdullah Al-Farqani, Madan Maddali, Salim Al-Maskary

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A ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (RSVA) is a rare cardiac anomaly. Traditionally, RSVAs were repaired surgically; however, percutaneous transcatheter closure is the current treatment of choice. We report two cases of RSVA which were closed using this approach. The first case was a 45-year-old female who presented to the Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman, in 2014 with a RSVA in the right ventricle. The second case was a 39-year-old male who was admitted to the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, in 2015 with a large multifenestrated RSVA extending into the right ventricle outflow tract. Each patient underwent transcutaneous cardiac catheterisation using three-dimensional echocardiography. Both interventions were technically successful; however, the second patient required a subsequent surgery due to the continuing presence of a significant shunt. Transcatheter closure of RSVAs is an effective alternative to surgical repair, although large multifenestrated RSVAs should be repaired surgically to ensure complete closure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e511-e515
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016


  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Case report
  • Oman
  • Ruptured aneurysm
  • Sinus of valsalva
  • Three-dimensional echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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