A case of congenital abnormality of the tricuspid (valvular ostium duplicated by a fibrotendinous structure dividing the ring into two in the direction of its lesser diameter) associated with a partial atrioventricular canal is described. This abnormality is well known in the mitral valve, but has not been reported in the tricuspid. Clinically silent, it was detected in the form of marked tricuspid reflux following a first operation directed to the correction of the associated defect and was later corrected successfully by means of a Carpentier ring. The hemodynamic results were satisfactory, though the patient died 4 months later due to complications of a hepatitis. The indications and advantages of annuloplasty as opposed to replacement of the valve are discussed, with particular reference to children.
|Translated title of the contribution||Annuloplastic correction of a tricuspid abnormality associated with a partial atrioventricular canal|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1973|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine