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Parachute deformity of the mitral valve
  1. J. H. N. Bett,
  2. P. G. I. Stovin
  1. Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambs.


    A case of parachute deformity of the mitral valve, a rare congenital form of mitral stenosis characterized by insertion of the chordae tendineae into a single posterior papillary muscle, is described in an 11-year-old girl. The eleven other cases in the English literature are reviewed.

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