Tumor‐Like Mitral Annular Calcification with Central Liquefaction

JOSEF KAUTZNER, VLADIMÍR VONDRÁČEK, ADAM JIRÁSEK, MAREK BĚLOHLÁVEK

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Abstract

Calcification of the mitral annulus is a degenerative process, which occurs mainly in older patients. Rarely, an extensive mitral annular calcification (MAC) with central liquefaction was reported. We report the case of extension of MAC into the adjacent left ventricular posterior wall along with central liquefaction and posterior mitral leaflet displacement in a 63‐year‐old woman. The abnormal size of the MAC and unusual echo density of pasty material inside made a correct diagnosis difficult and intracardiac tumor was suspected. Thus, similar uncommon clinical presentation of MAC should be considered in the differential diagnosis of intracardiac masses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-463
Number of pages5
JournalEchocardiography
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1993

Keywords

  • intracardiac tumor
  • liquefaction
  • mitral annular calcification
  • two‐dimensional echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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