Valsalva sinuses

Valsalva sinuses

The three dilatations in the wall of the ascending aorta behind the three flaps of the aortic semilunar valve.
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The disadvantages of this technique are cusp abrasion to the Dacron graft, abnormal stress of the cusps during opening and closing due to lack of Valsalva sinuses and systolic elastic expansion of the aortic root (2).