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Robot-Assisted Mitral Valve Repair With Posterior Leaflet Extension for Rheumatic Disease

Onan, Burak MD; Aydin, Unal MD; Kahraman, Zeynep MD; Erkanli, Korhan MD; Bakir, Ihsan MD

Innovations:Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery: January/February 2017 - Volume 12 - Issue 1 - p 60–63
doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000335
Case Reports

Mitral valve repair has been one of the widely used applications of robotic surgery. Patients with rheumatic mitral disease usually present at an early age with thickening, retraction, or fusion of the leaflets and subvalvular apparatus. Robotic mitral repair can be feasible among this group of patients, rather than replacement. Herein, we describe a young woman who presented with rheumatic mitral valve insufficiency. A complex mitral repair with posterior leaflet extension with an autologous pericardial patch was successfully conducted using robot assistance.

From the Departments of *Cardiovascular Surgery and †Anesthesiology, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Accepted for publication August 29, 2016.

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Disclosure: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Burak Onan, MD, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Hospital, Turgut Ozal Bulvari, No: 11, Kucukcekmece, 34303-Istanbul, Turkey. E-mail:

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