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Leaflet embolisation from Duromedics valves: a report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1788845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Embolization of parts of mechanical valves has been reported since the inception of prosthetic valve implantation. We report here two cases of embolization of one hemileaflet of a Duromedic bileaflet prosthesis in the mitral position due to a pivot fracture. Both presented with moderately severe mitral regurgitation and pulmonary edema and were successfully managed by replacement of the malfunctioning prostheses. The embolised disc was located in the left common iliac artery by abdominal ultrasound and removed by an inguinal, retroperitoneal approach with low morbidity. Both patients left hospital and are doing well to-date.
N Kumar; S Balasundaram; M Rickard; Z al Halees; C M Duran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0171-6425     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1991 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-20     Completed Date:  1992-03-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal
Foreign Bodies*
Foreign-Body Migration
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Iliac Artery
Mitral Valve
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure

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