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A Journal on Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Chirurgia 2010 August;23(4):121-2
Accessory mitral valve with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in an adult
Jonjev Z. S., Torbica V., Kozic’ B., Fabri M.
Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases of Vojvodina, Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, University in Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
Accessory mitral valve (AMV) is an uncommon congenital cardiac malformation usually complicated with the left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO). It is extremely rare in adults, so we report a case of AMV in a 33 years old man, highly symptomatic due to LVOTO. Urgent surgical excision of AMV tissue had a favorable outcome and patient stay well and without recurrence six month after surgery.