verrucous vegetations

verrucous vegetations
small irregular fibrinous excrescences usually occurring along the line of closure of the cardiac valve cusps, sometimes extending into the mural endocardium or chordae tendineae, and rarely also present on the left ventricular papillary muscles.

Verrucous vegetations (arrows) along the line of closure of the mitral valve leaflet in acute rheumatic mitral valvulitis superimposed on chronic rheumatic heart disease.

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  • marantic vegetations — small, sterile, verrucous, fibrinous excrescences occurring in the left side heart valves in nonbacterial thrombotic (marantic) endocarditis …   Medical dictionary

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  • vegetative endocarditis — verrucous endocarditis endocarditis whose characteristic lesions are vegetations or verrucae on the endocardium; it may be either infective or some other type …   Medical dictionary

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