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You are here: Contents > 2018-19 > Volume 27 Number 4 (2018-19) > CASE REPORT > Unicuspid Aortic Valve: Discordant Findings in a Monozygotic Twin

Unicuspid Aortic Valve: Discordant Findings in a Monozygotic Twin

Vincent Michiels1,2, Jan Nijs1, Kaoru Tanaka1, Dirk Kerkhove1, Mark La Meir1, Bernard Cosyns1

1Brussels University Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Brussels, Belgium

2Electronic correspondence: vincent.michiels@uzbrussel.be

Details of a monozygotic pair of male twins, only one of which has a unicuspid aortic valve (UAV) with associated ascending aortic aneurysm, are described. The patient was treated surgically by means of a Ross procedure. This case is the first to describe a discordance of UAV in

monozygotic twins. The excellent five-year follow up proves that the Ross procedure can be a valuable option in this type of patients.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2018-19;27:272-274

Unicuspid Aortic Valve: Discordant Findings in a Monozygotic Twin

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