Figure 115

Myxomatous mitral valve.
A. The opened mitral valve shows characteristic interchordal hooding and redundancy of the leaflets.
B. The unopened mitral valve viewed from the left atrial side shows extensive scalloping that is characteristic of a myxomatous mitral valve.

(RB Guthrie, JE Edwards) Gaasch, W.H., M.D., O'Rourke, R.A., M.D., Cohn, L.H., M.D., Rackley, C.E., M.D., Mitral Valve Disease, Hurst's The Heart, 8th edition, 1994, p 1504.

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