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Online ISSN 1827-191X
Rikitake K., Minato N., Ohnishi H., Takedomi K. *
From the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Fukuoka Tokushukai Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
* Division of Cardiology Izuhara Hospital, Tsushima, Japan
We report a rare case of a 45-year-old male with a giant left atrial appendage (13×10 cm in size) and chronic massive regurgitation at the mitral valve. Massive dilatation was compressing most of the left lower lobe and the large size of the appendage was pushing the mediastinum to the right. Therefore under median sternotomy, the mitral valve was clearly accessible and chordal sparing mitral valve replacement with left atrial plication was successfully performed through the giant left atrial appendage.