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J Clin Ultrasound. 2014 Jul-Aug;42(6):382-3. doi: 10.1002/jcu.22115. Epub 2014 Jan 13.

Liquefaction necrosis of mitral annulus calcification.

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Department of Medicine, The University of Tennessee Health, Science Center, Memphis, TN.

Abstract

Liquefaction necrosis of the mitral annulus is a rare form of peri-annular calcification that the cardiologist must be able to differentiate from other cardiac masses. It classically looks like a round or semilunar hyperdense mass with a denser peripheral rim, located mainly in the posterior mitral annulus. The case we report here was diagnosed in a 78-year-old female patient who presented with an embolic cerebral vascular accident, which raises the question of its etiopathogenic responsibility.

KEYWORDS:

calcification; echocardiography; mitral valve; necrosis

PMID:
24420234
DOI:
10.1002/jcu.22115
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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