PathWays Case Study: May 12

Gross Photograph of Surgically Resected Aortic Valve

Ochronosis2_5-12-15A 60-year-old man presents with severe (tricuspid) aortic valve stenosis and trivial regurgitation. Subsequently, the patient undergoes aortic valve replacement.


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Dr. Joseph Maleszewski

Joseph Maleszewski, M.D.
Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Associate Professor of Medicine,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine


April Josselyn

April Josselyn is a Marketing Associate at Mayo Medical Laboratories. She is the editor of Mayo Clinic PathWays and supports corporate communications strategies and internal communications. She has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2012. Outside of work, April enjoys the outdoors and being "hockey mom" for her two sports-crazed boys.


Nice case! The last time I saw a case of ochronosis was as a resident at Mayo, back when lectures were given with kodachromes, computers ran DOS, and Dr. C******* had lots of hair.


Nice case.

excellen case to learn from it !!

nice case,excellent simple presentation

Rare and excellent case

I felt like I was answering a great Board’s question;-) Great case Jo!

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