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Blood filled cyst of the papillary muscle of the mitral valve producing severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
  1. I R Arnold,
  2. P J Hubner,
  3. R K Firmin
  1. Regional Cardiothoracic Unit, Groby Road Hospital, Leicester.


    A 46 year old man was found to have left ventricular outflow obstruction caused by a blood-filled cyst attached to the anterior papillary muscle of the mitral valve. It was successfully excised.

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