Accessory fibrous band causing anterior mitral valve leaflet restriction

Irmien Vlassak, Muhammed Mumtaz, Gosta Pettersson, James D. Thomas*

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Abstract

A 20-year-old woman with neurofibromatosis (type I), presented with heart failure due to severe mitral regurgitation. Echocardiography and surgery revealed an accessory fibrous band causing anterior mitral valve leaflet restriction. Resection of the fibrous band and correction of the mitral valve using the accessory fibrous band was performed. The further postoperative course was uncomplicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)592-593
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 13 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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