A Complex Mitral Valve Reconstruction: A Case Report


  • Dimitrios Buklas
  • Massimo Massetti
  • Eric Saloux
  • Eugenio Neri
  • Olivier LePage
  • Calin Ivascau
  • Gerard Babatasi
  • Andrè Khayat




Several techniques are currently in use for mitral valve reconstruction. We report a mitral repair case in which the use of a combination of different surgical techniques resulted in the necessary correction. A 47-year-old woman underwent surgical intervention to treat severe mitral valve insufficiency due to A1/A2/A3 and P2 prolapsed valve tissue. A combination of quadrangular resection, sliding leaflet, single chordal transposition, "flip-over" leaflet, and ring annuloplasty techniques were applied, and postsurgical correct valve function was documented by results of a left ventricular saline filling test and transesophageal echocardiography control. Complex mitral valve repairing techniques can be combined to reestablish valvular function.


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Buklas, D., Massetti, M., Saloux, E., Neri, E., LePage, O., Ivascau, C., Babatasi, G., & Khayat, A. (2005). A Complex Mitral Valve Reconstruction: A Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 6(2), E27-E28. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.648