Mitral Valve Replacement in a Patient With Systemic Mastocytosis

Manuel Giraldo-Grueso, Félix R. Montes, Darío Echeverri, Juan P. Umaña

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To the Editor:
Mastocytosis is a hematologic condition characterized by mast cell (MC) proliferation and accumulation in the skin or internal organs. The estimated incidence is 1:150,000. Currently, there are limited data about the management of patients with mastocytosis undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) despite the high theoretical possibility of this type of surgery to act as a trigger for degranulation of MCs.1, 2
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)880-881
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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