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Unusual bileaflet tricuspid valve by real time three-dimensional echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18279405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The right atrioventricular valve is formed by three leaflets as described by the classic anatomic studies. Two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2DE) shows the tricuspid valve (TV) in its long axis. However, short-axis views of the TV leaflets are not generally obtained and therefore distinction between leaflets by 2DE is difficult. Real time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) overcomes this limitation of 2DE and facilitates obtaining short axis view (enface view) of the TV. In the current case study, en face view of the TV obtained by RT3DE was found to be formed of only two leaflets with two commissures. The surgical findings were consistent with that of RT3DE.
Ashraf M Anwar; Wael M Attia; Youssef F M Nosir; Ali M El-Amin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-02-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0742-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-02     Completed Date:  2008-09-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  534-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Al-Husein University Hospital, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional*
Tricuspid Valve / abnormalities*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / surgery,  ultrasonography*

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