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Giant calcified left atrium

Case contributed by Bindu Kumar
Diagnosis almost certain

Presentation

Dyspnea.

Patient Data

Age: Elderly
Gender: Female
x-ray

Large curvilinear circular calcification in the center of the chest, consistent with a massively enlarged and peripherally calcified left atrium. 

Case Discussion

Chest x-ray of an elderly female patient with a previous mitral valve replacement demonstrates a calcified large left atrium. This patient presumably had mitral valve incompetence

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