Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia

Functional mitral regurgitation causing severe dysphagia resolved with isolated aortic valve replacement: an unusual case with few learning points

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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Kumar Rajanikant,Ajay Kumar*,Rinkesh Bansal,Rajiv Juneja

Volume : 6

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-4994

Print ISSN : 2394-4781

Article First Page : 298

Article End Page : 301


Dysphagia due to compression of esophagus by enlarged left atrium (LA) due to mitral valve pathology is known. However, a functional mitral regurgitation (MR) as a consequence of aortic stenosis (AS) causing LA enlargement and dysphagia is rare and probably not reported. We present a case in which dysphagia was caused by functional MR secondary to AS. Dysphagia resolved significantly after isolated aortic valve replacement within postoperative hospitalization period and completely with improvement in diastolic function as evidenced by follow up echocardiographic examinations. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography was also used without any complication despite the patient having dysphagia after conducting preliminary endoscopic examination.

Keywords: Dysphagia, Left atrial enlargement, Mitral regurgitation, Valve replacement.

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