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An Atypical Mitral Valve Prolapse in a Patient With Behçet's Disease

Authors
 Se-Jung Yoon  ;  Eui-Young Choi  ;  Se-Joong Rim  ;  Jae-Hun Jung 
Citation
 Korean Circulation Journal, Vol.41(4) : 217-219, 2011 
Journal Title
 Korean Circulation Journal 
ISSN
 1738-5520 
Issue Date
2011
Abstract
We report the case of a 42-year-old male who was admitted to the hospital with progressive dyspnea. Cardiomegaly and diffuse pulmonary edema were visible on chest X-ray and multiple oral and genital ulcers on physical examination. On admission, echocardiography revealed mitral valve prolapse (MVP) predominantly involving a basal portion of the posterior leaflet, with severe mitral regurgitation. A successful mitral valve replacement with St. Jude #29 was performed, after pre-treatment with prednisolone for 2 weeks. Fifteen months following the operation, the patient expired from severe pulmonary edema and secondary pneumonia. This case demonstrates, for the first time in the literature, an unusual feature of mitral prolapse in the basal portion with severe mitral regurgitation in a patient with Behçet's disease. As suggested by this case, we should consider an atypical type of MVP as a possible inflammatory involvement of the heart in patients with Behçet's disease
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/93013
DOI
10.4070/kcj.2011.41.4.217
Appears in Collections:
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실)
Yonsei Authors
임세중(Rim, Se Joong) ; 최의영(Choi, Eui Young)
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