Pulmonary valve replacement

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Previous cardiac surgery.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

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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Case Information

rID: 28170
Case created: 13th Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Mar 2016
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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