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Accessory Cusp of Tricuspid Valve-Anatomical, Clinical, and Embryological Aspects

Seema Sehmi

Keywords : Accessory, Anterolateral, Septal, Tricuspid

Citation Information : Sehmi S. Accessory Cusp of Tricuspid Valve-Anatomical, Clinical, and Embryological Aspects. Curr Trends Diagn Treat 2018; 2 (2):115-117.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10055-0051

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Published Online: 09-12-2018

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Aim: The aim of this study is to report the rare anomaly of accessory cusp present in the tricuspid valve. Background: The right atrioventricular valve also known as the tricuspid valve allows the blood to flow from the right atrium to the right ventricle. Tricuspid diseases although rare but tricuspid valve regurgitation, stenosis, and Ebstein's anomaly are included. Case description: During routine dissection of normal adult formalized heart for undergraduate medical students at the Department of Anatomy, SGRD Medical College, Amritsar, we noticed four cusps of the right atrioventricular valve. They were anterior, septal, posterior, and accessory valves which were anterolateral in position. The septal cusp was the largest of all. The papillary muscles were anterior, posterior, and septal and one for the accessory cusp. Conclusion: This anomaly is important for the cardiothoracic surgeon for correcting their defects.

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