Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1981; 29(3): 192-194
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1023475
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Mitral Insufficiency and Aortic Valve Stenosis in Infancy Associated with Endocardial Fibroelastosis, Surgical Treatment and Long-term Results

G. Di Benedetto, R. Tiraboschi, P. Ferrazzi, P. Annecchino, A. Gamba, L. Parenzan
  • Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti, I-24100 Bergamo
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19 March 2008 (online)


Surgical treatment of mitral insufficiency and aortic valve Stenosis associated with endocardial fibroelastosis has not been well documented.

We treated 2 infants with this complex lesion; in one case it was possible to repair the mitral valve, The long-term results are quite encouraging and emphasize that this lesion should be treated early to avoid the risk of compromising the left ventricular function, although the chance of a valve replacement in an infam can be high.