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Intracardiac pseudotumor caused by mitral annular calcification.
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PMID:  16378919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The current report describes a rare case of a pseudotumor in the left ventricle. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated a round, echodense, mobile mass attached to the posterior mitral leaflet and annulus. At surgical exploration caseous annular calcification of the posterior mitral leaflet was diagnosed. After resection of the mass, successful mitral valvular plasty was performed. Review of the literature indicated that mitral annular calcification is associated with an increased risk of stroke. Optimal treatment may be surgery, especially when valve plasty can be performed, although randomized trials are currently lacking.
E A de Vrey; A J H A Scholte; X H Krauss; R A Dion; D Poldermans; E E van der Wall; J J Bax
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2005-04-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1525-2167     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-27     Completed Date:  2006-05-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / complications*,  ultrasonography
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Neoplasms / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / complications*,  ultrasonography

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