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Heavy Calcification of Left Atrium and Calcific Mass on Mitral Valve: An Unusual Presentation of Ankylosing Spondylitis [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2022; 50(8): 617-619 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2022.22428

Heavy Calcification of Left Atrium and Calcific Mass on Mitral Valve: An Unusual Presentation of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Seda Tukenmez Karakurt1, Serpil Öztürk2, Çağdaş Topel3, Burak Onan4, Gamze Babur Güler1
1Department of Cardiology, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Research and Education Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Infectious Diseases, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Research and Education Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Research and Education Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Research and Education Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Ankylosing spondylitis is a complex chronic disease that starts from the spine and sacroiliac joint, causes joint stiffness, and affects the quality of life. Aortic dilatation, aortic valve insufficiency, and heart block due to conduction system involvement are the leading accompanying cardiac pathologies. In this case report, we aimed to show a rare cardiac involvement of left atrial calcification, pericardial involvement, and formation of a calcified inflammatory mass that might be misdiagnosed as vegetation on the mitral valve in a late-stage ankylosing spondylitis patient, by using multimodality imaging and histopathological diagnosis.

Keywords: Ankylosing spondylitis, cardiovascular imaging, valvular disease

How to cite this article
Seda Tukenmez Karakurt, Serpil Öztürk, Çağdaş Topel, Burak Onan, Gamze Babur Güler. Heavy Calcification of Left Atrium and Calcific Mass on Mitral Valve: An Unusual Presentation of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2022; 50(8): 617-619

Corresponding Author: Seda Tukenmez Karakurt
Manuscript Language: English


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