Aortic valve involvement in calciphylaxis: Uremic small artery disease with medial calcification and intimal hyperplasia

Samuel J Asirvatham, Cherian Sebastian, Chittur A. Sivaram, Christopher Kaufman, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran

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Calciphylaxis is a rare manifestation of abnormal calcium metabolism seen in some patients with renal disease. We describe the transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) findings in a patient with calciphylaxis. These findings included calcification of ascending aorta and aortic valve. TEE was normal before the development of calciphylaxis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-502
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1998
Externally publishedYes



  • Aortic valve
  • Calciphylaxis
  • Digital necrosis
  • Heart
  • TEE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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