Transposition of posterior leaflet for treatment of ruptured main chordae of the anterior mitral leaflet

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1985 May;89(5):804-6.


A 13-year-old girl with mitral regurgitation resulting from rupture of multiple chordae of the anterior leaflet had repair by transposition of a part of the posterior leaflet to the free edge of the anterior mitral cusp. Postoperative clinical hemodynamic, and angiographic studies showed perfect function of the mitral valve. This technique seems to be a good solution for mitral repair in the presence of ruptured anterior mitral chordae.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Heart Valve Diseases / complications
  • Heart Valve Diseases / surgery
  • Humans
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery*
  • Rupture