Pulmonary valve replacement

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Young patient with cardiac history, that merits cardiothoracic surgery.

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Male

Median sternotomy.

Iatrogenic high density structure in the left paramidline at the site of the pulmonary trunk, in keeping with a pulmonary valve replacement.

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.

In this case it was a Melody prosthetic valve.

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


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Case information

rID: 28011
Published: 4th Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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