J Cardiovasc Ultrasound.  2012 Mar;20(1):63-66. 10.4250/jcu.2012.20.1.63.

A Remnant Mitral Subvalvular Apparatus Mimicking Aortic Valve Vegetation after Mitral Valve Replacement

Affiliations
  • 1Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, Seoul, Korea. jooheezo@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Preservation of the subvalvular apparatus has the merits of postoperative outcomes during mitral valve replacement for mitral regurgitation. We performed mitral valve replacement with anterior and posterior leaflet chordal preservation in a 65-year-old woman. On the 2nd postoperative day, routine postoperative trans-thoracic echocardiography showed an unknown aortic subvalvular mobile mass. We report a case of a remnant mitral subvalvular apparatus detected by echocardiography after chordal preserving mitral valve replacement which was confused with postoperative aortic valve vegetation.

Keyword

Mitral valve replacement; Subvalvular apparatus; Vegetation

MeSH Terms

Aged
Aortic Valve
Echocardiography
Female
Humans
Mitral Valve
Mitral Valve Insufficiency
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