Mitral Valve Diverticulum Presenting with Severe Mitral Stenosis: Case Report

J Heart Valve Dis. 2016 Jul;25(4):515-518.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Asymptomatic Diseases
  • Diverticulum / complications
  • Diverticulum / diagnostic imaging*
  • Diverticulum / surgery
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Heart Valve Diseases / complications
  • Heart Valve Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Heart Valve Diseases / surgery
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Mitral Valve / diagnostic imaging*
  • Mitral Valve / surgery
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / etiology*