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From: Mitral valve surgery for mitral regurgitation caused by Libman-Sacks endocarditis: a report of four cases and a systematic review of the literature

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Verrucous vegetations seen in Libman-Sacks endocarditis of the mitral valve. The sterile fibrofibrinous vegetations seen in LS endocarditis of the mitral valve may vary in size and typically have a wart-like morphology. They can be found near the edge of the leaflets along the line of closure; both on the atrial and ventricular sides of the leaflets. They can even be found on the chordae and the endocardium. In this case several microthrombi are present on the free edge of the leaflet and on the chordae. Reproduced with permission from Dr. S. Gonzalez. Copyright 2009, department of Pathology, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

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