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Overlapping annuloplasty of the mitral valve in children.
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publication types: CASE REPORTS
Harmonious reduction of the posterior annulus of the mitral valve can be a useful adjunct to obtain complete valve competence in case of annular dilatation. We present a technique with the use of two resorbable sutures that overlap over the middle third of the posterior annulus that was used in 10 children with good short-term results. Resorption of the sutures should permit subsequent normal growth of the mitral valve. If the primary cause of valvular regurgitation was corrected, it can be expected that the repair will remain stable after resorption of the sutures.
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