A three-year-old girl was admitted to Hacettepe Children's Hospital due to sweating and poor feeding. Echocardiography demonstrated ostium primum atrial septal defect with a cleft mitral valve. After two months of medical follow-up with digitalis, she was subjected to open-heart surgery, and a primum-type atrial septal defect with double mitral orifice was found. To avoid creating acute mitral stenosis, the cleft was only partially sutured and the septal defect was closed with a patch. Her postoperative recovery was uneventful. It is emphasized that surgical intervention should be individualized in each case.

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Yurdakul Y, Arsan S, Karapinar K, Tamim M, Bilgiç A. Congenital double-orifice mitral valve. A case report. Turk J Pediatr 1995; 37: 173-176.