Mitral Valve Replacement in "Complex" Mitral Insufficiency: An Unusual Case of an Isolated Hammock Mitral Valve


ULAS M., KOCABEYOGLU S., YENER A. Ü. , ÇAĞLı K., PAC M.

JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, vol.24, no.2, pp.141-142, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2008.00731.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-142

Abstract

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.