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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 5757081, 2 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5757081
Case Report

Aortitis as a Rare Cause of Aortic Aneurysm and Valve Regurgitation: Is Repair Precluded?

1Cardiac Surgery, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga, Spain
2Cardiac Surgery, Hospital Xanit Internacional, Málaga, Spain
3Cardiology, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Granada, Granada, Spain
4Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga, Spain
5Internal Medicine, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Granada, Granada, Spain
6Cardiology, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga, Spain

Correspondence should be addressed to Carlos Porras; moc.liamg@sarropcod

Received 1 October 2017; Accepted 1 January 2018; Published 13 February 2018

Academic Editor: Nurten Sayar

Copyright © 2018 Carlos Porras et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Aortitis is an infrequent cause of aortic root dilatation and aortic valve regurgitation. Valve-sparing procedures have been proposed, but there is not clear evidence of which is the treatment of choice. We report the case of a 38-year-old pregnant lady with a diagnosis of idiopathic aortitis associated with aortic root aneurysm and severe aortic valve regurgitation.