ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Mitral Valve Injury During Aortic Balloon Valvuloplasty and Its Surgical Treatment
Ece Salihoğlu, Ersin Erek, Yusuf Kenan Yalçınbaş, *Nilüfer Öztürk, **Ayşe Sarıoğlu, Tayyar Sarıoğlu
İstanbul Memorial Hastanesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
*İstanbul Memorial Hastanesi, Pediatrik Yoğun Bakım Ünitesi, İstanbul
**İstanbul Memorial Hastanesi, Pediatrik Kardiyoloji Kliniği, İstanbul
In recent years balloon valvuloplasty has gained popularity for congenital aortic stenosis. Aortic complication of the procedure is well known whereas mitral valve injury is an exception. We report a case of surgically repaired mitral valve insufficiency, which was secondary to direct injury during aortic balloon valvuloplasty performed 2 years ago.
Keywords : Aortic stenosis, percutaneous balloon valvotomy, mitral valve damage
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