A waving horn on the big mitral annulus calcification: Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus with abscess formation

Li Tan Yang, Hsuan Yin Wu, Chwan Yau Luo, I. Chuang Liao, Wei Chuan Tsai

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摘要

Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus (CCMA) is a rare variant of mitral annular calcification. It comprises a combination of calcium, fatty acids, and cholesterol, and is characterized by heterogeneity in echocardiographic images, with peripheral areas of calcification surrounding a central area of echolucency, resembling a periannular mass. Here, we describe a case of CCMA combined with a mitral annulus abscess, manifesting as a waving, horn-like structure. Although the image characteristics of the posterior mitral annulus suggested CCMA, additional findings warranted further work-up and studies.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)110-113
頁數4
期刊Journal of Medical Ultrasound
22
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2014 六月

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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