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PVOD suggested by MDCT and clinical findings in a pregnant woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17704957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary hypertension secondary to pulmonary venoocclusive disease (PVOD) is increasingly recognized (Wagenvoort, Chest 69:82-86, [20]; Scully et al., N Engl J Med 308:823-834, [21]). The clinical presentation is usually progressive pulmonary hypertension. It should be kept in mind when there is pulmonary arterial hypertension, pulmonary edema, and a normal pulmonary artery wedge pressure. Importance of diagnosing this condition is to protect patient from fatal pulmonary edema when using prostacyclins that are effective for treatment of primary pulmonary hypertension. Herein, we present multidetector computed tomography findings of PVOD in a pregnant woman that presented with pulmonary hypertension.
Erhan Akpinar; Burcu Akpinar; Baris Turkbey; Ozgur Deren; Macit Ariyurek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-08-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency radiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1070-3004     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Radiol     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-03     Completed Date:  2008-09-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431227     Medline TA:  Emerg Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Sihhiye, 06100 Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology*,  radiography*
Iopamidol / analogs & derivatives,  diagnostic use
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / radiography*
Pregnancy Outcome
Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease / complications*,  radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 62883-00-5/Iopamidol; 78649-41-9/iomeprol

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