Tricuspid valve repair by septal or posterior leaflet transposition

Kalangos A., Baldovinos A., SEZERMAN O. U., Faidutti B.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.60, no.6, pp.1807-1809, 1995 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0003-4975(95)00623-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1807-1809
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


We report 2 patients who presented extensive rupture of chordae tendineae caused by blunt thoracic trauma leading to nail anterior leaflet of tricuspid valve. Transposing a segment of septal leaflet in 1 patient and the posterior leaflet in the other patient onto the nail anterior leaflet's margin abolished massive tricuspid regurgitation. Fifteen and 33 months postoperatively the patients are in good clinical condition and the echocardiographic controls show a competent tricuspid valve.