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Dynamic CT and MRA findings of a case of portopulmonary venous anastomosis (PPVA) in a patient with portal hypertension: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21498289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Portopulmonary venous anastomosis (PPVA), which has been rarely reported in conventional CT and MR studies, is an unusual collateral pathway in patients with portal hypertension. It has clinical implications related to right-to-left shunt that are different from the clinical implications related to other more usual portosystemic shunts in portal hypertensive patients. Here, we report the dynamic CT and MRA findings of a case of PPVA in a patient with portal hypertension, directly demonstrating the shunt flow from the paraesophageal varix to the left atrium via the right inferior pulmonary vein.
Jeong Min Ko; Myeong Im Ahn; Dae Hee Han; Jung Im Jung; Seog Hee Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0455     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706123     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology, Seoul St Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
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