JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, vol.24, no.2, pp.141-142, 2009 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated:
The hammock mitral valve is a rare congenital abnormality resulting in mitral regurgitation or stenosis, with incidences ranging from 0% to 12% in pediatric surgical series. It is difficult to correct this condition by reconstructive techniques. We describe here an alone hammock valve without any cardiac malformation in a five-year-old patient who underwent mitral valve replacement.