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Parachute Mitral Valve

3D Atlas - The Mitral Valve - Congenital Abnormalities




Parachute deformity of the mitral valve is characterized by shortened chordae tendinae which converge and insert into a single papillary muscle as it can be visualized in the multislice (left panel) and sagittal volume rendering (central panel) images. Thickened leaflets with shortened chordae tendinae cause a relative mitral stenosis that can be seen in a volume rendered en face view of the valve from the ventricular perspective (right panel).