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Ann Thorac Surg. 1993 May;55(5):1236-9.

Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm and intracardiac fistulas after replacement of mitral valve prosthesis.

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  • 1Department of Surgery (Section 2), Sapporo Medical College and Hospital, Japan.


Operation was performed on a 61-year-old woman with left ventricular pseudoaneurysm, left ventricular-right atrial fistula, and left ventricular-coronary sinus fistula after mitral valve replacement. The diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to these complications are described briefly, and the literature on intracardiac fistula after mitral valve replacement is reviewed.

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