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Einstein (São Paulo)

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FRANCA, Lucas Arraes de et al. Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus: case report. Einstein (São Paulo) [online]. 2013, vol.11, n.3, pp.370-372. ISSN 1679-4508.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S1679-45082013000300019.

We present a rare case of probable caseous calcification of the mitral. This pathology is more frequently detected in asymptomatic women older than 70 years. To recognize this image is important because echocardiography is the easiest way to elucidate this diagnosis, and more importantly because this structure could be easily misdiagnosed as tumors, thrombus and vegetations, which are much more common. Normally, it has a benign evolution, and the correct diagnosis is crucial to avoid unnecessary surgical interventions.

Keywords : Mitral valve; Calcinosis; Mitral valve insufficiency; Echochardography [methods]; Case reports.

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