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URBANA ATLAS OF PATHOLOGY


Cardiovascular Volume

Image Number 040 - Rheumatic mitral valvulitis, post-operative with prosthetic replacement

In RHD, the vegetations that form along the lines of closure of the valves of the heart are aseptic. Over time, these vegetations result in destruction of the valves which often require replacement. This slide shows the replacement of a mitral valve by a prothesis.

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