Diagnosis of Accessory Mitral Valve Tissue by Transesophageal Echocardiography

HOWARD J. WILLENS, RALPH LEVY, ANGEL PEREZ

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Abstract

Accessory mitral valve tissue is a rare cause of intracardiac mass and subvalvular left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. The preoperative diagnosis of this congenital anomaly has been facilitated by transthoracic two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography. However, transthoracic two- dimensional echocardiography cannot identify or correctly diagnose all cases of accessory mitral valve tissue. We report a patient in whom an intracardiac mass detected by transthoracic echocardiography was definitively diagnosed as accessory mitral valve tissue by transesophageal echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalEchocardiography
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1994

Keywords

  • accessory mitral valve tissue
  • intracardiac mass
  • subaortic stenosis
  • transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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