jet lesions

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jet lesions 

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jet lesion


A type of scar tissue that develops where a regurgitant jet of turbulent blood flow strikes the endocardium, causing fibrosis and roughening, typical of anomalies of blood flow from a high-to-low pressure region–e.g., aortic stenosis or coarctation, mitral stenosis, ventricular septal defect, or patent ductus arteriosus, as occurs in rheumatic fever or congenital heart disease. Roughened jet lesions may give rise to small emboli and produce cerebral thromboembolism.

Related term Zahn-Schmincke pockets 


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