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Effective reduction of a giant left atrium by partial autotransplantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10320275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although many surgical procedures have been proposed to reduce the size of a left atrium, their effectiveness is not well established. We present a case of mitral and tricuspid valve insufficiency with a giant left atrium. Partial heart autotransplantation was used in a mitral and tricuspid valve operation with a successful outcome. This procedure can be an effective method to treat giant left atrium.
A Lessana; M Scorsin; C Scheublé; R Raffoul; G Rescigno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-25     Completed Date:  1999-05-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1164-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardio-Vascular Surgery, Hôpital Européen de Paris La Roseraie, Aubervilliers, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / surgery
Heart Atria / surgery*
Heart Transplantation / methods*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / complications
Transplantation, Autologous
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / complications

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