ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Transaortic accessory mitral valve excision in an adult patient: Case report
Mehmet Işık1, Ömer Tanyeli1, İlker Mercan1, Yüksel Dereli1, Niyazi Görmüş1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram Medicine Faculty, Konya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2018.16039
Accessory mitral valve tissue is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly, and is usually incidentally detected in childhood. In this case, we present a 65-year-old man with aortic stenosis originating from an accessory mitral valve leaflet attached to the anterior mitral leaflet. Interestingly enough, the patient’s accessory mitral valve remained undetected for years until he became symptomatic for degenerative aortic stenosis. Aortic valve replacement and excision of the accessory mitral valve attached to the anterior mitral leaflet was performed with a transaortic approach instead of atriotomy. It was also unusual to see accessory mitral valve tissue with aortic stenosis instead of other frequently associated congenital anomalies.
Keywords : Accessory mitral valve; aortic stenosis; left ventricular outflow tract obstruction
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