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What is a lesion on the mitral valve called?
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
In brief: Vegetation
There are many types of lesions affecting the mitral valve but the question suggests you are asking about a vegetation protruding from the edge of the valve leaflet typically caused by bacterial infection like bacterial endocarditis.

In brief: Vegetation
There are many types of lesions affecting the mitral valve but the question suggests you are asking about a vegetation protruding from the edge of the valve leaflet typically caused by bacterial infection like bacterial endocarditis.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Vegetation
Most lesions on the mitral valve are referred to as vegetations.
This represents a localized area of infection which constitutes the diagnosis of endocarditis. Not all lesions on the mitral valve for vegetations. Other potential lesions include marantic endocarditis (not infectious) and fibroelastoma (benign tumor).

In brief: Vegetation
Most lesions on the mitral valve are referred to as vegetations.
This represents a localized area of infection which constitutes the diagnosis of endocarditis. Not all lesions on the mitral valve for vegetations. Other potential lesions include marantic endocarditis (not infectious) and fibroelastoma (benign tumor).
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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