Pulmonary valve replacement

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Previous cardiac surgery.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Median sternotomy and pulmonary valve replacement.

Left nipple ring (fashion accessory).

Case Discussion

The pulmonary valve is an uncommon form of prosthetic cardiac valves replacement.

Its location to the left of the midline close to the pulmonary trunk, allow for it identification.

Images courtesy of Dr Gregory Compton, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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