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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 189-191

Mitral bones in mitral stenosis: A rare presentation

1 Department of Radiology, Government General Hospital, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Government General Hospital, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Onteddu Joji Reddy
Department of Radiology, Government General Hospital, Bhudhawarapeta, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.215526

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Pulmonary ossification is described as mature bone formation with or without marrow elements in alveolar or interstitial spaces. Pulmonary ossification is a rare late sequelae that is virtually pathognomonic of mitral stenosis. Mitral bone is nothing but pulmonary ossification that can be seen in cases of severe Mitral stenosis. In olden days, these pulmonary ossific nodules were not infrequent, but nowadays pulmonary ossific nodules in mitral stenosis (mitral Bones) are very rare to see in chest radiographs in view of early diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease and recent rapid developments in medical diagnosis and surgical treatments for mitral stenosis, such as mitral valvotomy and mitral valve replacement. We report here a case of mitral bones in mitral stenosis in a middle aged man who is suffering from chronic mitral stenosis since childhood.

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