Outlet strut fracture and leaflet escape of Bjork–Shiley convexo–concave valve

Gaku Uchino, Hideo Yoshida, Naoya Sakoda, Shigeru Hattori, Takuya Kawabata, Munehiro Saiki, Yasufumi Fujita, Keiji Yunoki, Kunikazu Hisamochi, Yoshinari Mine

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Prosthetic valve fracture is a serious complication and may arise in patient post-valve replacement. We experienced an outlet strut fracture and leaflet escape of a Bjork–Shiley convexo–concave valve. We performed an emergency redo mitral valve replacement and successfully retrieved the fractured strut and escaped leaflet from superficial femoral artery and the abdominal aorta. The patient showed an uneventful postoperative recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Bjork–Shiley convexo–concave valve
  • Leaflet escape
  • Outlet strut fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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