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Alveolar capillary dysplasia with congenital misalignment of pulmonary vessels.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15793061     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary vessels is an uncommon congenital cause of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. It is universally fatal, and diagnosis is entirely dependent upon surgical lung biopsy. We present a case of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary vessels occurring in a full-term neonate, emphasizing that early involvement of the thoracic surgeon for a histological diagnosis allows expensive and ineffective treatments to be avoided.
Alan D L Sihoe; Alex T H Lee; Ka-Fai To; Kin-Hoi Thung; Tak-Wai Lee; Anthony P C Yim
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0218-4923     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-28     Completed Date:  2005-06-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Capillaries / abnormalities*
Fatal Outcome
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Alveoli / blood supply*
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*

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