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Congenital thoracic arterial anomalies in adults: a CT overview.
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PMID:  21975665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Congenital thoracic arterial anomalies can be incidentally detected in adults from imaging studies performed for other indications. Multidetector computed tomography plays a critical role in the noninvasive assessment of these anomalies and associated cardiac, mediastinal, or parencyhmal changes by providing volumetric data. Radiologists should be familiar with imaging findings of these anomalies to avoid misinterpretation and to establish accurate diagnosis. In this article, we review the imaging characteristics of congenital aortic (i.e. double aortic arch, right aortic arch, aortic coarctation, pseudocoarctation, interrupted aortic arch, and cervical aortic arch), pulmonary (i.e. idiopathic dilatation, interruption (absence) of the pulmonary artery, pulmonary artery sling, and pulmonary artery stenosis), and aortopulmonary (i.e. transposition of great vessel, truncus arteriosus, aortopulmonary window, and patent ductus arteriosus) anomalies with an emphasis on multidetector computed tomography findings.
Afra Yildirim; Nevzat Karabulut; Serap Dogan; Duygu Herek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic and interventional radiology (Ankara, Turkey)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1305-3612     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101241152     Medline TA:  Diagn Interv Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey.
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