AMVLAccessory Mitral Valve Leaflet
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A possible explanation for the delay in symptoms in our case could be that with growth and further dilatation of the left atrium, the aberrant chord pulled the AMVL more towards the atrium, resulting in an increase of leaflet prolaps and increased reversal regirgutant flow.
In our case the missing chordae at the A2 segment resulted in a prolapse of the AMVL.
In this patient with a moderately impaired ventricular function we used an open/flexible annuloplasty band, as it reduces the risk of postoperative systolic anterior movement of the AMVL and best imitates normal anatomy.