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You are here: Contents > 2012 > Volume 21 Number 1 January 2012 > CASE REPORT > Left Coronary Ostium Isolation and Aortic Valve Dysplasia in a Young Boy: A Case Report

Left Coronary Ostium Isolation and Aortic Valve Dysplasia in a Young Boy: A Case Report

Filippo Benassi, Giuseppe DiBenedetto, Clorinda Labia, Guglielmo Stefanelli 

Cardiac Surgery, Hesperia Hospital, Modena, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ospedale S. Leonardo, Salerno, Italy

Congenital anomalies of the aortic valve represent a common malformation. Infrequently, a dysplastic aortic valve leaflet causes a severe coronary artery anomaly. Here, the case is reported of a malformed aortic valve in which the left rudimentary cusp occluded the left coronary ostium. At surgery the left coronary ostium was completely freed from the anomalous valvular tissue, a Konno operation was

performed, and a 19 mm St. Jude Medical mechanical prosthesis was implanted. To date, very few reports have made of this rare malformation; moreover, to the present authors’ knowledge this is the only case to have been treated


The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2012;21:135-137

Left Coronary Ostium Isolation and Aortic Valve Dysplasia in a Young Boy: A Case Report

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