The Japanese journal of surgery

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 395–398 | Cite as

A case of strut fracture of the new Björk-Shiley mital valve prosthesis

  • Junichi Ninomiya
  • Noboru Yamate
  • Takashi Mizutani
  • Ryuki Soga
  • Tasuku Shoji
Original Articles

Abstract

We treated a 61-year-old Japanese man with a strut fracture of the new Björk-Shiley mitral valve. This fracture occurred about two months after mitral valve replacement. Emergency reoperation was performed as soon as the chest X-ray showed the fracture, despite the presence of cardiopulmonary shock. He died on the 3rd postoperative day. Similar reported cases of literature are reviewed.

Key Words

strut fracture Björk-Shiley valve mitral valve rereplacement 

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© The Japan Surgical Society 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Junichi Ninomiya
    • 1
  • Noboru Yamate
    • 1
  • Takashi Mizutani
    • 1
  • Ryuki Soga
    • 1
  • Tasuku Shoji
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryNippon Medical SchoolTokyoJapan

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