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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2010; 1(4):206-209
    CASES REPORT BASED CLINICAL STUDY | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.74265

    Aortico-left ventricular tunnel experience on three different ages


    Turkay Saritas, Nurdan Erol, Abdullah Erdem, Aliriza Karaci1, Ahmet Celebi

    Departments of Pediatric Cardiology and 1Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Istanbul, Turkey


    Aortico-left ventricular tunnel is extremely rare congenital paravalvar communication between the aorta and the left ventricle. Usually it is treated surgically. In addition to the surgery the tunnel can be closed by percutaneous transcatheter intervention in appropriate patients. We present in this paper 7 months, 10 years, and 1,5 months old three male cases with aortico-left ventricular tunnel that were surgically treated and followed up within 7 years in our clinic.

    Key words: Aortic insuffi ciency, ventricular dilatation, aortico-left ventricular tunnel.