Mitral annulus reconstruction and giant left atrial reduction plasty

Thierry Bourguignon, Josephine Pressacco, Emilie Belley-Côté, Maxime Laflamme, Ismail El-Hamamsy

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We describe a simple and reproducible technique permitting both effective left atrial reduction plasty and safe mitral annulus reconstruction, using a patch of left atrium tissue. In a 64-year-old patient undergoing redo mitral valve replacement for mechanical prosthesis disinsertion, a giant left atrium and extensive calcification of the mitral annulus were noted. This technique permitted a safe mechanical mitral prosthesis re-replacement and a significant reduction of left atrial volume by 70%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1101-1103
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


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