ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Mitral valve replacement surgery in isolated dextrocardia: a case report
Ahmet Barış Durukan, Hasan Alper Gürbüz, Halil İbrahim Uçar, Fatih Tanzer Serter, Cem Yorgancıoğlu
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara Medicana International Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6168
Dextrocardia with situs solitus and mitral valve insufficiency requiring surgical treatment are rare clinical presentations. In this article, we report a 64-year-old female patient with dextrocardia and situs solitus, who was referred to our hospital for surgical treatment of severe mitral valve insufficiency. Mitral valve replacement with a 31-mm mechanical valve prosthesis was performed through the left atrium, while the surgeon stood on the left side of the patient having an excellent exposure.
Keywords : Dextrocardia; heart valve prosthesis implantation; mitral valve
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