Tetracuspid right atrioventricular valve: A case report

Ankolekar, Vrinda Hari and Das, Aswin and D'Souza, Anne and D’Souza, Antony Sylvan and Mamatha, H (2014) Tetracuspid right atrioventricular valve: A case report. International Journal of Health Sciences & Research, 4 (11). pp. 253-255. ISSN 2249-9571

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The right atrioventricular valve (tricuspid valve) allows blood to flow from the right atrium down into the right ventricle. Tricuspid valve disease is rare, but includes tricuspid valve regurgitation, stenosis, and Ebstein anomaly. During regular dissections for undergraduate medical students, in the department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, we observed the following variations in the heart in an adult male cadaver. The right atrioventricular valve showed four cusps instead of usual three cusps, anterior, posterior, septal. The extra cusp was anterolateral in position. This variation is important for the cardiothoracic surgeon.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tricuspid valve; conus arteriosus; chordae tendineae; septal cusps; papillary muscle.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 04:37
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 14:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141089

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