Successful robotic mitral valve plasty for isolated clefts of both
anterior and posterior mitral valve leaflets
AbstractDouble clefts of both the anterior and posterior leaflets are extremely
rare. A 21-year-old female with mitral valve regurgitation was admitted
to our institute, and real-time three-dimensional transesophageal
echocardiography revealed a cleft in the posterior mitral valve leaflet
and an additional partial cleft in the anterior leaflet.
Totally-endoscopic mitral valve plasty using surgical robot with direct
suturing of both clefts, and annuloplasty were performed successfully.
This is the first report of robotic totally-endoscopic mitral valve
plasty for mitral regurgitation due to double clefts of the anterior and
posterior mitral valve.