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Successful robotic mitral valve plasty for isolated clefts of both anterior and posterior mitral valve leaflets
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  • Norihiko Ishikawa,
  • Go Watanabe,
  • Kazuto Miyata,
  • Sayaka Shigematsu,
  • Takafumi Horikawa,
  • Ryuta Seguchi,
  • Ryuta Kiuchi,
  • Shigeyuki Tomita,
  • Toshiya Ohtsuka
Norihiko Ishikawa
NewHeart Watanabe Institute
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Go Watanabe
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Kazuto Miyata
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Sayaka Shigematsu
NewHeart Watanabe Institute
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Takafumi Horikawa
NewHeart Watanabe Institute
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Ryuta Seguchi
NewHeart Watanabe Institute
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Ryuta Kiuchi
NewHeart Watanabe Institute
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Shigeyuki Tomita
NewHeart Watanabe Institute
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Toshiya Ohtsuka
NewHeart Watanabe Institute
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Abstract

Double clefts of both the anterior and posterior leaflets are extremely rare. A 21-year-old female with mitral valve regurgitation was admitted to our institute, and real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography revealed a cleft in the posterior mitral valve leaflet and an additional partial cleft in the anterior leaflet. Totally-endoscopic mitral valve plasty using surgical robot with direct suturing of both clefts, and annuloplasty were performed successfully. This is the first report of robotic totally-endoscopic mitral valve plasty for mitral regurgitation due to double clefts of the anterior and posterior mitral valve.