Palliative Mitral Valve Repair during Infancy for Neonatal Marfan Syndrome

Hiroto Kitahara, Ryo Aeba, Hidenobu Takaki, Hideyuki Shimizu

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An infant with neonatal Marfan syndrome (nMFS), a condition that is nearly always lethal during infancy, was referred to our hospital with symptoms of congestive heart failure resulting from severe mitral valve insufficiency. During mitral valve repair, the use of an annuloplasty ring was waived until annular dilatation was achieved after 2 palliative mitral valvuloplasty procedures. After the definitive operation, the patient's mitral valve function remained within normal limits until the last follow-up when the patient was 11 years old. To the best of our knowledge, this patient has the longest recorded survival after mitral valve repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1987-1988
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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