A 69-year-old woman presented with symptoms of presumed cardiac involvement of idiopathic retroperitoneal fbrosis, otherwise known as Ormond disease. Distinct pericoronary tissue proliferations were depicted at cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and coronary computed tomographic (CT) angiography. On images, the coronary manifestation was termed the "mistletoe sign." The presence of the mistletoe sign on cardiac MR and coronary CT angiographic images is probably rare, but it might be a characteristic manifestation of retroperitoneal fbrosis. With the increasing number of noninvasive cardiac imaging tests performed worldwide, the recognition of the mistletoe sign could be helpful in diagnosing retroperitoneal fbrosis.
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- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging