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Aortic valvulitis complicating Wegener's granulomatosis.
  1. A D Fox,
  2. S E Robbins
  1. Department of Cardiac Surgery, Bristol Royal Infirmary, UK.

    Abstract

    In a case of Wegener's granulomatosis aortic valve replacement was performed for worsening congestive cardiac failure secondary to aortic incompetence. Two paravalvular lesions and an isolated intraleaflet deficiency of the non-coronary cusp were identified at operation. Histological changes were consistent with a connective tissue disease.

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