Journal of Cardiovascular Echography

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 72--76

Quadricuspid aortic valve: A case report and review of the literature


Ketty Savino, Elisa Quintavalle, Giuseppe Ambrosio 
 Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Physiopathology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Ketty Savino
Via Beata Chiara Luce Badano 4, 06125 Perugia
Italy

The quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a rare malformation; often isolated, sometimes associated with other heart diseases. Before the era of echocardiography, the diagnosis was made incidentally at autopsy or during surgery of valve replacement. The extensive use of echocardiography has allowed an early and accurate diagnosis of this malformation. In many cases, the transthoracic approach is suitable for the diagnosis but, transesophageal echocardiography is a tool for the accurate definition of the valve anatomy. This review analyzes, after the presentation of a clinical case, the current knowledge on embryogenesis, classification, diagnosis and clinical course of QAV.


How to cite this article:
Savino K, Quintavalle E, Ambrosio G. Quadricuspid aortic valve: A case report and review of the literature.J Cardiovasc Echography 2015;25:72-76


How to cite this URL:
Savino K, Quintavalle E, Ambrosio G. Quadricuspid aortic valve: A case report and review of the literature. J Cardiovasc Echography [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Jan 21 ];25:72-76
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