Papillary muscle masquerading as a vegetation

Michael D. Shapiro, Keith Leibowitz, Sam Hanon, Marvin Berger, Paul Schweitzer

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We describe a case of an elderly man with an unusual post-operative complication after mitral valve replacement. The final diagnosis was discovered on reoperation. To our knowledge, this phenomenon has not been described in the literature previously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-107
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 26 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Papillary muscle
  • Prosthetic valve
  • Transesophageal echocardiography


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