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Leaflet folding plasty combined with annular plication for mitral valve repair.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14992946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a new technique of mitral valve repair based on two reconstructive techniques: (1) the folding leaflet method, and (2) the classic annular plication. This combination appears to be useful in cases with a large prolapsing posterior mitral leaflet with excessive leaflet height or in cases with commissural prolapse involving both the anterior and posterior leaflets.
Masato Nakajima; Kouji Tsuchiya; Hidenori Inoue; Kensuke Kobayashi; Eiki Mizutani; Koki Takizawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-02     Completed Date:  2004-04-08     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:  1103-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Yamanashi Central Hospital, Kofu City, Yamanashi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery
Mitral Valve Prolapse / surgery

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