Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus: mimicking a cardiac mass.

  • Zouheir Bitar Internal Medicine Department, Ahmadi Hospital, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait
  • Ossama Sajeh Maadarani Internal Medicine Department, Ahmadi Hospital, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait
  • Harikrishna Rajendran Radiology Department, Ahmadi Hospital, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait
  • Rashed Juma Al Hamdan Internal Medicine Department, Ahmadi Hospital, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait
  • Mohamed Elhabibi Critical Care Unit, Ahmadi Hospital, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

Keywords

echocardiography, cardiac mass, mitral annular calcification

Abstract

Mitral annulus calcification is a common incidental finding in echocardiography examination of predisposed populations. On the other hand, caseous calcification of the mitral annulus is a rare variant that challenges the physician to differentiate it from different causes of cardiac masses. We describe a case of incidentally discovered caseous calcification confirmed with CT cardiac and cardiac magnetic resonance.

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Published: 2023-07-30

Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 9 (view)

Section: Articles

How to cite:
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Bitar Z, Maadarani OS, Rajendran H, Al Hamdan RJ, Elhabibi M. Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus: mimicking a cardiac mass. EJCRIM 2023;10 doi:10.12890/2023_004000.