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Caseous Calcification of the Mitral Annulus, a Rare Echocardiographic Finding.
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PMID:  21601976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Caseous calcification of mitral annulus, also known as caseoma, is a rare echocardiographic finding. Because it often presents asymptomatically, the diagnosis is usually incidental. The condition arises due to caseous degeneration in the internal material of the mitral annulus calcification. On echocardiography, the calcification is a round mass with a central echolucent area, typically located at the base of the posterior leaflet, and can be mistaken for cardiac tumors or abscesses. We describe 3 patients with the condition, one of whom required surgical removal of the mass to obtain a definitive diagnosis. Full English text available from:
Nora García-Ibarrondo; Roberto M Lang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista espanola de cardiologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1579-2242     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404277     Medline TA:  Rev Esp Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.
Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital de Basurto, Bilbao, Vizcaya, España.
Vernacular Title:
Calcificación caseosa del anillo mitral, un raro hallazgo ecocardiográfico.
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