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Anterior mitral leaflet perforation identified by real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography

Hsiao-Liang Cheng, Ya-Jung Cheng, Chia-Hsin Lai
Cardiol J 2012;19(1):89-91.

open access

Vol 19, No 1 (2012)
Images in Cardiology
Published online: 2012-02-02

Abstract

With its unique en face view, real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography has been reported to be more precise than conventional two-dimensional studies in evaluating mitral regurgitation etiology, and can locate diseased segments correctly. We present a case with severe mitral regurgitation due to anterior mitral leaflet perforation. Intraoperative real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated its value in diagnosis and surgical planning for this perforation, which had not been identified preoperatively. This technique should be applied more widely for dedicated mitral valve assessment in clinical practice. (Cardiol J 2012; 19, 1: 89–91)

Abstract

With its unique en face view, real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography has been reported to be more precise than conventional two-dimensional studies in evaluating mitral regurgitation etiology, and can locate diseased segments correctly. We present a case with severe mitral regurgitation due to anterior mitral leaflet perforation. Intraoperative real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated its value in diagnosis and surgical planning for this perforation, which had not been identified preoperatively. This technique should be applied more widely for dedicated mitral valve assessment in clinical practice. (Cardiol J 2012; 19, 1: 89–91)
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Keywords

RT-3D TEE; mitral valve; mitral regurgitation; endocarditis

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Title

Anterior mitral leaflet perforation identified by real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 19, No 1 (2012)

Pages

89-91

Published online

2012-02-02

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2012;19(1):89-91.

Keywords

RT-3D TEE
mitral valve
mitral regurgitation
endocarditis

Authors

Hsiao-Liang Cheng
Ya-Jung Cheng
Chia-Hsin Lai

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