Scallops of mitral valve – Cardiology MCQ – Answer

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Scallops of mitral valve – Cardiology MCQ – Answer

P3 scallop of posterior mitral leaflet is also known as: Correct answer: c) Posteromedial scallop

Anterior mitral leaflet has three divisions named A1, A2 and A3. Posterior mitral leaflet has three divisions named P1, P2 and P3. Since P1 scallop of posterior mitral leaflet is near the anterolateral commissure, it is known as the anterolateral scallop. P3 is near the posteromedial commissure and is known as posteromedial scallop. P2 is known as the central scallop [1].

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Reference

  1. Irvine T, Li XK, Sahn DJ, Kenny A. Assessment of mitral regurgitation. Heart. 2002 Nov;88 Suppl 4:iv11-9. (Free full text at Pubmed Central).