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Congenital mitral disease: anomalous mitral arcade in a young man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20103365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of a 33-year-old man referred to our institution with a diagnosis of severe mitral valvular stenosis and insufficiency. We realized the valvular disease was due to an "anomalous mitral arcade," a rare congenital malformation of the mitral tensor apparatus characterized by enlarged papillary muscles connected to mitral leaflets by a typical fibrous tissue bridge. This arrangement creates a fibrous continuity between valvular and subvalvular apparatus. The reported echocardiographic images shows in detail the anatomic and functional features of this rare condition.
Duccio Federici; Elisabetta Palmerini; Matteo Lisi; Luca Centola; Mario Chiavarelli; Sergio Mondillo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-27     Completed Date:  2010-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  629-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Siena, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Biocompatible Materials
Chordae Tendineae / abnormalities*,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*,  ultrasonography*
Mitral Valve / abnormalities*,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / congenital*,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Mitral Valve Stenosis / congenital*,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Papillary Muscles / abnormalities*,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Postoperative Complications / ultrasonography
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0/Biocompatible Materials; 9002-84-0/Polytetrafluoroethylene

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