Papillary muscle calcification

Papillary muscle calcification in the heart small amounts can be a common finding in elderly patients and are often located at the apex. Large calcifications involving the papillary muscles are however rare. They have been associated with conditions such as

History and etymology

Papillary muscle calcification are thought to be first reported radiographically in 1974 1.

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Article information

rID: 66878
System: Chest, Cardiac
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Calcified papillary muscles
  • Calcification of papillary muscles
  • Papillary muscle calcifications

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