ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An alternative procedure to valve replacement in prosthetic mitral valve stenosis
Özgür Arslan, Serpil Gezer Taş, Onursal Buğra, Hasan Basri Erdoğan, Hasan Sunar
Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5160
Pannus formation by the endothelial tissue overlapping the prosthetic mitral valve is a rare condition requiring surgical intervention in patients undergoing mitral valve replacement. In this article, we present a 54-year-old female patient admitted with the complaints of fatigue and dyspnea. Echocardiographic examination revealed prosthetic mitral valve stenosis, tricuspid valve stenosis and regurgitation and aortic valve stenosis following the previous mitral valve replacement. Transvalvular pannus resection with removal of prosthetic mitral valve stenosis, aortic valve replacement and tricuspid commissurotomy were performed. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 11 without any events.
Keywords : Echocardiography; pannus; prosthetic mitral valve stenosis
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