Isolated cleft mitral valve with posterior and anterior clefts: a rare cause of congenital valve regurgitation

Echocardiography. 2010 May;27(5):E50-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01137.x.


We report a case of isolated cleft mitral valve with two clefts in the posterior and one in the anterior leaflet. Our case adds to the few reports of posterior and multiple mitral valve clefts and to our knowledge is the first using real-time transoesophageal three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) for assessment of isolated cleft mitral valve. (Echocardiography 2010;27:E50-E52).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional*
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnostic imaging*
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mitral Valve / abnormalities*
  • Mitral Valve / diagnostic imaging*
  • Mitral Valve / surgery
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency / diagnostic imaging*
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery