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Prolapse of the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve is the result of ruptured chordae, elongated chordae, or elongated or ruptured papillary muscle. Several techniques have been described for the correction of mitral valve insufficiency. However, when there is severe rupture of the chordae, the most widely accepted solution is valve replacement. We(More)
A new technique is proposed for mitral incompetence due to elongated chordae tendineae of the anterior leaflet. It consists in shortening the chordae tendineae of the leaflet level. First, we make a longitudinal orifice in the anterior leaflet just near its free edge and the elongated chordae tendineae. Through the orifice and with the help of a micro nerve(More)
An outbreak of aseptic meningitis caused by echovirus type 30 (E-30) occurred in the southern area of Fukushima Prefecture from March to September in 2004. The data of 54 patients with E-30 meningitis were analyzed. The median age was 7.3 years and the age range was 4 to 14 years. The male to female ratio was 2.2:1. The major symptoms of fever, headache and(More)