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Multimodality imaging of a giant caseous calcification of the mitral annulus [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2013; 41(3): 245-247 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2013.20737

Multimodality imaging of a giant caseous calcification of the mitral annulus

Suzan Hatipoğlu Akpınar, Ruken Bengi Bakal, Ahmet Güler, Nihal Özdemir
Department of Cardiology, Kartal Kosuyolu Heart Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

We present an unusual case of giant caseous calcification of the mitral annulus in a 58-year-old female patient. The mass was detected during echocardiography and was defined as a big, round echodense lesion attached to the posterior mitral ring annulus. The patient was further evaluated with a full spectrum of cardiac noninvasive imaging modalities and the diagnosis was confirmed. Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus is a rare entity usually diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography. Since it is very important to differentiate it from cardiac tumors, complimentary imaging modalities could be used for this purpose if a doubt exists about the diagnosis.

Keywords: Calcinosis, heart valve diseases; magnetic resonance imaging; mitral valve/pathology.







How to cite this article
Suzan Hatipoğlu Akpınar, Ruken Bengi Bakal, Ahmet Güler, Nihal Özdemir. Multimodality imaging of a giant caseous calcification of the mitral annulus. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2013; 41(3): 245-247

Corresponding Author: Suzan Hatipoğlu Akpınar, Türkiye
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