CC BY 4.0 · Aorta (Stamford) 2020; 08(03): 080-082
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714057
Case Report

Repair of a Syphilitic Aneurysm of the Noncoronary Sinus

1  Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
,
Christopher Zambrano
1  Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
,
1  Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
,
Aruna Kumar
2  Department of Pathology, Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
,
Elena Isenbergh
3  Department of Infectious Disease, Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
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1  Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
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4  Division of Cardiac Surgery, Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.

Abstract

About one-tenth of patients with untreated chronic syphilis and tertiary syphilis develop structural complications involving the coronary ostia, ascending aorta, or aortic root. We describe a unique case of a large aortic root aneurysm of the noncoronary sinus with extrinsic compression of the right coronary artery, a complication of tertiary syphilis. Surgical intervention involved valve-sparing aortic root reconstruction with right coronary ostia reimplantation (hemi-Yacoub). The patient's postoperative course was uneventful; he is healthy approximately 2 years later.



Publication History

Received: 17 December 2018

Accepted: 24 May 2020

Publication Date:
05 November 2020 (online)

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