DONALD BERKOWITZ, M.D.; WILLIAM LIKOFF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Mitral stenosis complicating situs inversus is an uncommon finding. Since we have been able to find only one other case described in the literature,1 we believe it of sufficient interest to report such a patient successfully treated by mitral commissurotomy.
A 32 year old white housewife was admitted to the Thoracic Surgical Department of Hahnemann Hospital on November 17, 1952. There was no history of rheumatic fever during childhood or thereafter. At the age of 26, during the third trimester of her first pregnancy, the patient developed nocturnal dyspnea with hemoptysis, but nevertheless went on to a normal
BERKOWITZ D, LIKOFF W. MITRAL STENOSIS COMPLICATING SITUS INVERSUS: A CASE SUCCESSFULLY TREATED BY COMMISSUROTOMY1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:784–788. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-4-784
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(4):784-788.
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