The unicuspid aortic valve

Shi Min Yuan*, Hua Jing, Jacob Lavee

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The unicuspid aortic valve is a very rare congenital anomaly, which usually presents as aortic stenosis, incompetence, or a combination of both. Other congenital disorders may accompany this phenomenon and aortic dilatation and left ventricular hypertrophy are frequent complications. We present a case report of a young, symptomatic patient with a unicuspid aortic valve, complicated by dilatation of the aortic root and ascending aorta, with left ventricular hypertrophy. The patient recovered fully after a Bentall procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-114
Number of pages2
JournalCardiovascular Journal of Africa
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Aortic dilatation
  • Echocardiography
  • Unicuspid aortic valve


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