Massive Left Atrial Calcification Associated with Mitral Valve Replacement

Title
Massive Left Atrial Calcification Associated with Mitral Valve Replacement
Author(s)
김영조이상희신동구홍그루박종선이원재[이원재]손장원윤준철[윤준철]조현수[조현수]손창우[손창우]박규환[박규환]
Issue Date
201008
Publisher
한국심초음파학회
Citation
Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, v.18, no.4, pp.151 - 153
Abstract
The left atrial (LA) calcification is a relatively uncommon complication of long-standing rheumatic valvular heart disease.1) Completed calcification of LA has been described as a ‘coconut atrium’2)3) or ‘porcelain atrium’.4)5) Porcelain atrium involves the LA appendage, the free wall of the LA and the mitral valve apparatus, except interatrial septum, whereas coconut atrium involves all areas of the LA.2-5) Porcelain atrium or coconut atrium is rare disease entity, furthermore the massive calcification of LA after mitral valve replacement has been reported very few the cases.6)7)Authors experienced a 67-year-old woman who had massive LA calcification after mitral valve replacement. Therefore,we report this case with review of literature.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/23780
ISSN
1975-4612
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