Heart India

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 107--109

Cystic Medial Degeneration Leading to Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Regurgitation


Pooja Srivastava1, Manju Gupta2, Ashish Kumar Mandal1 
1 Department of Pathology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of CTVS, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pooja Srivastava
292/1, Hauz Rani, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi - 110 017
India

Aortic aneurysm is a rare, but mostly fatal condition; the incidence is 5.9 new aneurysm/100,000 person-years with median age of 65 years for men and 77 years for women. It becomes still rarer when the cause is idiopathic and is associated with aortic regurgitation. Most of these patients present with aortic regurgitation and on investigation aneurysm is detected. Owing to its rarity and disguised presentation it is important to be aware of this entity. This case is being presented not only because of its rarity, but also because of its atypical presentation.


How to cite this article:
Srivastava P, Gupta M, Mandal AK. Cystic Medial Degeneration Leading to Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Regurgitation.Heart India 2014;2:107-109


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Srivastava P, Gupta M, Mandal AK. Cystic Medial Degeneration Leading to Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Regurgitation. Heart India [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Oct 14 ];2:107-109
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