Congenital aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva: Report of a patient with 19-year survival without surgery
An unruptured aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva was diagnosed by angiography in a 16-year-old male subject 19 years ago. A recent repeated angiographic study documented no change in the aneurysm over the 19-year interval, and the patient has remained asymptomatic. We are aware of no other long-term follow-up reports of patients with this lesion who have not had surgical correction. This case emphasizes the controversy regarding the need for prophylactic surgical correction of an unruptured aneurysm.
Martin, L., Hsu, I., Schwartz, H., & Wasserman, A. (1986). Congenital aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva: Report of a patient with 19-year survival without surgery. Chest, 90 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.1378/chest.90.1.143