Case Report

Calcified mitral subannular left ventricular aneurysm

Irma van de Werke, Zarina Lockhat, Betsie van der Walt, Rowaida Abdullah
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 6, No 1 | a1459 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v6i1.1459 | © 2018 Irma van de Werke, Zarina Loekhat, Betsie van der Walt, Rowaida Abdullah | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 July 2018 | Published: 31 March 2002

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Irma van de Werke, Radiology Department, Kalafong Hospital, South Africa
Zarina Lockhat, Radiology Department, Kalafong Hospital, South Africa
Betsie van der Walt, Radiology Department, Kalafong Hospital
Rowaida Abdullah, Radiology Department, Kalafong Hospital, South Africa

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Abstract

Mitral subannular left ventricular aneurysms are not frequently seen, and those described have occurred mostly in Africa and India. This condition is rare in the Caucasian population.
In this case report we describe a mitral subannular left ventricular aneurysm which was calcified, in a pregnant, HIV-positive African woman.
This condition should be suspected in patients of African or Indian descent presenting with mitral incompetence and a localised bulge and ring calcification on the left cardiac border on a chest radiograph.

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