Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 456--458

Lutembacher syndrome: Dilemma of doing a tricuspid annuloplasty


AV Varsha1, Gladdy George2, Raj Sahajanandan2 
1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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A V Varsha
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India

We discuss the case of a 24-year-old woman with Lutembacher syndrome and severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) who underwent surgical closure of atrial septal defect and mitral valve replacement without tricuspid annuloplasty despite a severe TR and a large tricuspid annulus on preoperative echo. The pathophysiology of Lutembacher syndrome is discussed below. The utility of perioperative echocardiography in assessing the annular diameter, tenting area and coaptation depth and thus providing insights into the functioning of the tricuspid valve will also be emphasized.


How to cite this article:
Varsha A V, George G, Sahajanandan R. Lutembacher syndrome: Dilemma of doing a tricuspid annuloplasty.Ann Card Anaesth 2017;20:456-458


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Varsha A V, George G, Sahajanandan R. Lutembacher syndrome: Dilemma of doing a tricuspid annuloplasty. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Oct 3 ];20:456-458
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