TE Bicuspid Aortic Valve & Mild Stenosis

May 30, 2022
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See transthoracic case presentation here (Transthoracic Atlas)

Figure 1. 2D upper esophagus, long axis aortic valve
Figure 2. 2D upper esophagus, short axis aortic valve
Figure 3. 3D upper esophagus,short-axis aortic valve, view from aorta
Figure 4. Color Doppler upper esophagus, short-axis aortic valve
Figure 5. 2D upper esophagus long axis aorta
Figure 5. 2D upper esophagus long axis aorta

Follow-up of transthoracic case presentation. The aortic valve is bicuspid (Figures 2-4) with a prevalent antero-lateral cusp and a postero-medial cusp. There are nodular calcifications and no signs of significant stenosis at continuous wave Doppler sampling.
Because of the moderate dilatation of the ascending aorta (50 mm), the patient underwent aortic valve replacement with a bileaflet mechanical prosthesis and replacement of ascending aorta. Recovery was uneventful.