Mitral annular caseoma is a common incidental finding involving the posterior annulus. It has an innocent nature, with the exception of its endocarditic degeneration and/or a stenotic functional effect when exophytic. We report an exceptionally rare isolated anterior mitral annular caseoma involving also the anterior mitral leaflet and affecting its physiologic systolic movement, thus resulting in a restricting anterior leaflet motion responsible for mitral insufficiency. The case was successfully treated by complex mitral valve repair.

Anterior mitral annulus caseoma: as benign as posterior counterparts?

MAZZUCCO, Alessandro;ABBASCIANO, RICCARDO GIUSEPPE;ONORATI, FRANCESCO
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BROGNOLI, Gabriele;GOTTIN, Leonardo;FAGGIAN, Giuseppe
2016-01-01

Abstract

Mitral annular caseoma is a common incidental finding involving the posterior annulus. It has an innocent nature, with the exception of its endocarditic degeneration and/or a stenotic functional effect when exophytic. We report an exceptionally rare isolated anterior mitral annular caseoma involving also the anterior mitral leaflet and affecting its physiologic systolic movement, thus resulting in a restricting anterior leaflet motion responsible for mitral insufficiency. The case was successfully treated by complex mitral valve repair.
Caseoma; Caseous calcification; Echocardiography; Mitral valve; Mitral valve repair;
Caseoma; Caseous calcification; Echocardiography; Mitral valve; Mitral valve repair
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