Case report:  giant ascending aorta at a young age

Erina Aukščiūnienė1, Rūta Dirsienė2, Vaida Mizarienė2

1 Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania

2 Department of Cardiology, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania


Introduction: The aneurysms of the thoracic aorta are most common in the VI–VII life decade. In this case report we present a young female with an aneurysm of ascending aorta and severe aortic valve regurgitation.

Case report: A 33-year-old woman with shortness of breath and other typical symptoms of the aneurysm of the aorta and a severe regurgitation of the aortic valve had underwent several tests to find the main cause of this mentioned disease. The patient was treated surgically – the David Procedure was performed, and the aortic valve was repaired.

Conclusion: This case report shows that the aneurysm of ascending aorta could be present at a young age without any specific obvious predisposing factors such as congenital bicuspid aortic valve, phenotypic signs of Marfan syndrome or known familiar history.

KEYWORDS: thoracic aorta aneurysm; aortic valve regurgitation; familial aneurysms syndrome.