Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2022, Vol 9, Num 2 Page(s): 136-139
Partial posterior leaflet resection for mitral valve endocarditis and valve repair with autologous pericardium

Mehmet Ali Şahin, Erkan Kuralay

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, A Life Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye

Keywords: Autologous pericardium, mitral endocarditis, valve repair
Herein, we present a 55-year-old female who underwent a mitral valve repair procedure for mitral valve endocarditis. Multiple vegetations and leaflet tissues were surgically removed from the P1 and P2 scallops. The defect of the posterior leaflet was repaired using autologous pericardium. Rims of the pericardium supported three artificial chordae to obtain good mitral coaptation. The postoperative course was uneventful. The patient was discharged on the 30th postoperative day.

DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2022.1342