Left Atrial Calcifications: Computed Tomographic Imaging Findings of an Unusual Sign of Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rodrigo A. Salgado, Bharati Shivalkar, Paid M. Parizel, Christiaan Vrints

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Left atrial wall calcifications are an extremely rare finding of unknown cause usually associated with rheumatic disease. Only a few case reports of this entity are found in the literature, mostly describing the findings on conventional chest radiography, echocardiography, and angiography. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case documented with multislice computed tomography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)710-711
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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