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Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus is a rare form of periannular calcification with a mass-like appearance, that has to be in the differential of the cardiologist and radiologist. It classically looks like a round or semilunar hyperdense mass with an even denser peripheral rim, located in the posterior mitral annulus and having in general no(More)
Pleural epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare tumour that originates in the vascular endothelium with an intermediate degree of malignancy between haemangioma and angiosarcoma. Smoking and asbestos exposure are unproven risk factors and diagnosis is usually confirmed by thoracoscopy, since pleural fluid (PF) cytology is often not conclusive.(More)
The ideal surgical approach is unclear in adult patients with coarctation of the aorta that is associated with other cardiovascular pathologies that require intervention. Standard median sternotomy allows simultaneous, coronary revascularization surgery, valve replacement and repair of aortic coarctation. However the collateral circulation and the anatomy(More)
Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease is a relatively recently proposed clinical-pathologic entity that is characterized by fibro-inflammatory lesions rich in IgG4-positive plasma cells and, often but not always, elevated serum IgG4 concentrations. IgG4-related disease was recognized as a systemic disease in 2003, when extrapancreatic manifestations were(More)
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