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The case is presented of a non-infectious anterior mitral valve leaflet diverticulum, which appeared as symptomatic mitral stenosis. Unlike previous reports, there was no histological myxomatous degeneration of the valve. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first time a mitral valve diverticulum resulting in severe mitral stenosis has been reported in the literature.

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Heart Valve Dis

Publication Date

07/2016

Volume

25

Pages

515 - 518

Keywords

Adult, Asymptomatic Diseases, Diverticulum, Echocardiography, Transesophageal, Heart Valve Diseases, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Mitral Valve, Mitral Valve Stenosis