The extension of the left ventricular outflow tract is provoked by a partial atrioventricular canal, and is easy to cause stenosis after a radical operation and/or a replacement of the left atrioventricular valve because of its anatomical structure. This report shows a case of a partial atrioventricular canal with a discrete subvalvular aortic stenosis which was worsened three years after the replacement of mitral valve. In this case the left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) had been found before the replacement of mitral valve but it was kept observing without surgical treatment because the degree was judged slight. Subvalvular aortic stenosis was worsened three years after the replacement. It was suspected that the stenosis developed because of the proliferation of heterologous tissue by a turbulent flow of a site of stenosis. For this diagnosis, the transesophageal echocardiography was very effective, and in this case the cause of LVOTO is uncertain, so a careful observation is necessary for it.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1994 Mar|
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