Hypoplasia of the posterior leaflet as a rare cause of congenital mitral insufficiency.

  title={Hypoplasia of the posterior leaflet as a rare cause of congenital mitral insufficiency.},
  author={Afksendiyos Kalangos and I. Oberhansli and A Baldovinos and Maurice Beghetti and Beat Friedli and Bernard Faidutti},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  volume={12 5},
A rare case of congenital mitral insufficiency characterized by the hypoplasia of the posterior leaflet is reported. At operation, the mitral valve was successfully repaired by a ring annuloplasty, which created a satisfactory surface of coaptation between the anterior leaflet and the bulky posterior muscular structure. The presence of this posterior muscular structure represents a developmental arrest at the stage of conversion from muscular chordae and leaflets to thin connective structures. 

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