Variations in the papillary muscles of normal tricuspid valve and their clinical relevance in medicolegal autopsies


Aktas E. Ö. , GOVSA F., KOCAK A., BOYDAK B. , YAVUZ I.

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.25, no.9, pp.1176-1185, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1176-1185

Abstract

Objective: In our study, tricuspid valves in cases of sudden death secondary to congenital differences of the tricuspid valve with significant papillary muscle anatomy were investigated. No studies of papillary muscle anatomy of the tricuspid valve have been found in medicolegal autopsies in literature. The purpose of our study is to investigate the relationship of papillary muscle in tricuspid valve in cases of sudden deaths, especially those resulting from cardiac disease, with the muscle structure, as well as the number of the muscle leading congenital changes.