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Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva

Fig 1: A 45 year old man presenting with acute cardiac symptoms. 3D TOE shows the pathology. The image above is a still frame of view from the extra mural surface of the right coronary cusp. The ruptured right coronary cusp can be clearly seen opening in to a false aneurism.

Figure 2: View of the ruptured sinus through the aortic lumen.

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MPR of the ruptured sinus of valsalva, with 3d image in the right lower panel showing view from the aortic lumen.

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