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MR imaging of unilateral pulmonary artery anomalies.
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PMID:  2312845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the pulmonary arteries was performed in seven children with unilateral pulmonary artery abnormalities. Five had congenital absence or interruption of a pulmonary artery; two had postsurgical occlusion or narrowing of a pulmonary artery. A small patent hilar pulmonary artery was identified in one of the five cases of congenital pulmonary artery interruption or absence. Occluding thrombus was identified in the right pulmonary artery of one child following pulmonary artery banding. In another case marked narrowing of the right pulmonary artery was identified secondary to migration of a pulmonary artery band. The MR findings were confirmed by angiography in all cases. Magnetic resonance appears to be a useful noninvasive modality for accurate anatomic depiction of unilateral pulmonary artery abnormalities in childhood. It may be especially valuable for diagnosis of pulmonary artery stenosis or occlusion following surgical treatment of congenital heart disease.
D A Lynch; C B Higgins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of computer assisted tomography     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0363-8715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Publication Date:    1990 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-23     Completed Date:  1990-04-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703942     Medline TA:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco 94143.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnosis*
Child, Preschool
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*,  pathology*,  radiography

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