Question:

Where is the most common location for valvular calcifications in patient with ESRD?
1. Pulmonary valve
2. Posterior mitral annulus
3. Anterior mitral annulus
4. Tricuspid valve





Answer:

The correct answer for the question "Where is the most common location for valvular calcifications in patient with ESRD?" is:

2. Posterior mitral annulus



Explanation

Mitral annulus calcification is the most common valvular calcification in ESRD patients and most commonly involving the left ventricular side of the posterior mitral annulus near the base of the posterior mitral valve leaflet.



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Myocardial Calcinosis in Chronic Renal Failure
Radiology Case. 2009 Feb; 3(2):16-19


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Myocardial Calcinosis in Chronic Renal Failure

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Abstract
The authors are presenting an 18 year old male with history of end stage renal disease and rejected renal transplant. In his workup echocardiogram and non contract CT of chest revealed diffuse endocardial and myocardial calcifications. Extensive cardiac calcification is a rare but important entity in relation to end stage renal disease as it may cause complications such as valvular dysfunction and fatal arrhythmia.






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