Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011; 59(5): 305-306
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1250241
Case Reports/Cardiac

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Mitral Valve Replacement in a Patient with Situs Inversus and Dextrocardia

M. A. Sahin1 , A. Guler1 , E. Kaya1
  • 1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
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Publication History

received June 1, 2010

Publication Date:
10 March 2011 (online)


Dextrocardia is a rarely seen cardiac malposition, often associated with multiple and complex congenital cardiac anomalies. Valve surgery for acquired valvular lesions in dextrocardia with situs inversus is rare. A 65-year-old man was admitted to our department with palpitation and dyspnea. Chest X‐ray showed dextrocardia, and echocardiography revealed severe mitral regurgitation due to rheumatic valve degeneration. Prosthetic mitral valve replacement using a transseptal approach via a median sternotomy was successfully performed in the patient.


Dr. Mehmet Ali Sahin, MD

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

Gülhane Military Medical Academy

General Dr. Tevfik Sağlam cad.

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