Considerable interest has been aroused in the last few years regarding the roentgen diagnosis of mural thrombi. Yet, in reviewing the literature on this subject, I find that few mural thrombi have been roentgenologically recognized during life and the diagnosis confirmed by necropsy.
From my own experience and that of other observers it is apparent that calcified mural thrombi usually occur in mitral stenosis and are commonly situated in the left auricle. Only 5 cases of mural thrombosis have been reported in the literature. These consist of 3 cases of calcified mural thrombi reported by Scholz,1 Besser and Schilling2 and Heeren3 and 2 cases of noncalcified mural thrombi reported by Arendt4 and Fussl.5
Prompted by this situation, I wish to report a case of calcified mural thrombus in which the condition was recognized during life and the diagnosis confirmed by necropsy.
Roentgenoscopic and aimed roentgenographic
BERK LH. ROENTGEN DIAGNOSIS OF MURAL THROMBI. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1939;63(6):1183–1189. doi:10.1001/archinte.1939.00180230168012
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