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Cor triatriatum: a cause of hemoptysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12357491     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hemoptysis can be caused by either pulmonary or extrapulmonary causes. Congenital heart disease should be considered as a possible cause in patients who have no obvious evidence of pulmonary disease. We report on an 8-year-old girl who presented with recurrent hemoptysis without other cardiopulmonary signs, except for mild tachypnea and a prominent pulmonic component of the second heart sound, suggesting pulmonary hypertension. A chest X-ray revealed pulmonary venous congestion without other parenchymal disease. An echocardiogram revealed classical cor triatriatum, with a 6-mm orifice in the anomalous septum. Cardiac evaluation should be considered in patients with hemoptysis unexplained by pulmonary causes, even in the absence of overt cardiac symptoms.
Suchada Sritippayawan; Monique F Margetis; Eithne F MacLaughlin; Ruben Achermann; Winfield J Wells; Sally L Davidson Ward
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric pulmonology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  8755-6863     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Pulmonol.     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-01     Completed Date:  2003-01-08     Revised Date:  2006-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510590     Medline TA:  Pediatr Pulmonol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  405-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90027, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cor Triatriatum / complications*,  surgery
Hemoptysis / diagnosis,  etiology*
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology

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