Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2017 Jul 1:1089253217720284. Epub 2017 Jul 1.
1 Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX, USA.
Alkaptonuric ochronosis is a rare cause of aortic valve stenosis. We report the case of a 61-year-old female patient with alkaptonuria who presented to our institute with the clinical picture of severe aortic valve stenosis, which was confirmed by transthoracic echocardiography. On aortotomy, she was noted to have an impressive black discoloration of ascending aorta and the aortic root complex involving the aortic valve leaflets. Read More