Double Orifice Mitral Valve and Bicuspid Aortic Valve: Pieces of the Same Single Puzzle?

Saylik F., Mutluer F. O., Tosu A., Selcuk M.

CASE REPORTS IN CARDIOLOGY, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2015/305142
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Double orifice mitral valve is a very rare congenital abnormality. Well known associations of this pathology with other congenital lesions point to a complex and central pathophysiological mechanism leading to a sequence of pathologies. These associations have long been realized and arbitrarily defined as Shone complex. We would like to present a 21-year-old patient with double orifice mitral valve associated with bicuspid aortic valve, with a brief review of the literature on possible central mechanisms leading to different subsets of congenital abnormalities involving these two.