Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 58(8): 486-488
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1249868
Case Reports/Cardiac

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Mitral Valve Re-Replacement in a Patient with Osteogenesis Imperfecta

B. Pfannmueller1 , M. A. Borger1 , R. R. Battellini1 , F. W. Mohr1
  • 1Heart Surgery, Heart Centre Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
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Publication History

received November 18, 2009

Publication Date:
25 November 2010 (online)

Abstract

A 34-year-old patient with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) underwent previous double-valve replacement in the aortic and mitral valve position. Bioprostheses were implanted because of an elevated risk of daily injury. Five years later the patient underwent re-replacement of the stenotic stentless mitral valve prosthesis. A right anterolateral mini-thoracotomy was used for operative access during both procedures, in order to preserve thorax stability. Patients with OI may benefit from minimally invasive valve surgery for primary procedures or reoperation.

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