Surgical Management of Caseous Calcification of the Mitral Annulus

Laura S. Fong, Aden J. McLaughlin, N. Louis Okiwelu, Indra A. J. Nordstrand, Mark Newman, Jurgen Passage, Pragnesh V. Joshi

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Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus (CCMA) is a rare variant of mitral annular calcification; it can manifest with conduction abnormalities or systemic embolization. It typically involves the posterior mitral annulus, and surgery is indicated for severe mitral valve dysfunction, for embolic complications or when the diagnosis is not certain. We describe a structured approach to the surgical management of CCMA using bovine pericardium to repair the defect. (C) 2017 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E291-E293
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017


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