Multiple angiomatous mitral valve cysts leading to floppy mitral valve syndrome


Gultekin N., Kucukates E. , ERSANLI M. K. , Kansiz E.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.36, no.4, pp.253-255, 2008 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.253-255

Abstract

We report an extremely rare case of cystic-tumor like formations that originated from the mitral valve tissue affected by verrucous endocarditis, leading to floppy mitral valve syndrome. These cystic tumoral formations were discovered during two-dimensional echocardiographic examination of a 46 year-old woman with cardiac symptoms of palpitation, dyspnea, and exertional angina pectoris. Multiple cysts were attached to the anterior mitral leaflet, resulting in pansystolic pseudoparachute-like floppy mitral valve prolapse, and severe mitral regurgitation. The patient underwent prosthetic mitral valve replacement following removal of the mitral valve and multiple cystic-tumoral formations. She had an uneventful postoperative course. Histological diagnosis was diffuse angiomatous cystic development of vasculatory tumor- like structures due to verrucous endocarditis.