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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 596962, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/596962
Case Report

Caseous Calcification of the Mitral Annulus: A Rare Cause of Intracardiac Mass

1Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
2Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain

Received 4 October 2012; Accepted 8 November 2012

Academic Editors: P. E. Andersen and E. Marchiori

Copyright © 2012 Anxo Martinez-de-Alegria et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus is a rare form of periannular calcification with a mass-like appearance, that has to be in the differential of the cardiologist and radiologist. It classically looks like a round or semilunar hyperdense mass with an even denser peripheral rim, located in the posterior mitral annulus and having in general no clinical significance.