Aortic valve involvement in calciphylaxis: uremic small artery disease with medial calcification and intimal hyperplasia

Am J Kidney Dis. 1998 Sep;32(3):499-502. doi: 10.1053/ajkd.1998.v32.pm9740169.


Calciphylaxis is a rare manifestation of abnormal calcium metabolism seen in some patients with renal disease. We describe the transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) findings in a patient with calciphylaxis. These findings included calcification of ascending aorta and aortic valve. TEE was normal before the development of calciphylaxis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Valve / diagnostic imaging*
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency / diagnostic imaging*
  • Calciphylaxis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / diagnostic imaging
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnostic imaging
  • Renal Dialysis*