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A Journal on Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Chirurgia 2008 February;21(1):33-4
Porcelain atrium, a sequela of long standing mitral stenosis. Is a challenge during mitral valve surgery?
Selimoglu O., Basaran M., Ugurlucan M., Ogus N. T.
Goztepe Safak Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Istambul, Turkey
Extensive left atrial calcification, also named as porcelain atrium is a complication of long standing rheumatoid heart disease. It is a surgical challenge during mitral valve surgery and requires special precautions. In this report, we present a case with porcelain left atrium who has undergone successful CABG and valvular surgery together with the review of the literature.