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Congenital pulmonary venolobar syndrome: spectrum of helical CT findings with emphasis on computerized reformatting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12975508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The term congenital pulmonary venolobar syndrome refers to a wide spectrum of pulmonary developmental anomalies that may appear singly or in combination. The main components of congenital pulmonary venolobar syndrome are hypogenetic lung (including lobar agenesis, aplasia, or hypoplasia), partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, absence of pulmonary artery, pulmonary sequestration, systemic arterialization of lung, absence of inferior vena cava, and accessory diaphragm. The recent introduction of multisection helical computed tomography (CT), combined with use of advanced postprocessing graphic workstations, allows improved noninvasive delineation of complex congenital anomalies. A single fast (5-15-second) CT scan now enables the radiologist to (a) generate angiogram-like images of the anomalous pulmonary arteries and veins; (b) demonstrate tracheobronchial abnormalities by generating simulated bronchographic or bronchoscopic images; and (c) depict associated parenchymal abnormalities on axial, coronal, or sagittal images, which once represented an important advantage of magnetic resonance imaging over CT. Multisection helical CT is a helpful diagnostic tool in the preoperative evaluation of patients with suspected congenital pulmonary venolobar syndrome.
Authors:
Eli Konen; Lisa Raviv-Zilka; Ronald A Cohen; Monica Epelman; Inbal Boger-Megiddo; Jacob Bar-Ziv; Julius Hegesh; Amos Ofer; Osnat Konen; Miriam Katz; Gabi Gayer; Judith Rozenman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1527-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiographics     Publication Date:    2003 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-16     Completed Date:  2003-10-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302501     Medline TA:  Radiographics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1175-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright RSNA, 2003
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Imaging and the Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Hashomer 52662, Israel. konen_e@yahoo.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angiography / methods
Bronchopulmonary Sequestration / radiography*
Child
Computer Graphics / trends*
Humans
Retrospective Studies
Syndrome
Tomography, Spiral Computed / adverse effects,  methods*,  trends*

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