Valve ossification



This aortic valve was from an 86 year old woman with a history of hypertension, a systolic murmur, and

documented aortic valve stenosis.  The valve cusps showed a large amount of dystrophic calcification and,

as illustrated here, areas of ossification. The inset photo is a higher magnification of bone with marrow.

Contributed by Dr. Shahrzad Ehdaivand.


1 minute clinical correlation


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