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Pulmonary artery stenosis due to external compression by a calcified pericardial band.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15240973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 60-year-old male with exertional dyspnea was referred to our hospital. Right pulmonary artery stenosis due to external compression by a calcified band was diagnosed by echocardiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty was conducted in vain due to vascular recoil and failure of stent delivery. Pulmonary bypass grafting was performed successfully. The surgery indicated a probable etiology of chronic pericarditis. This is an extremely rare case of adult pulmonary artery stenosis without a known history of congenital disease, constrictive pericarditis, tuberculosis, or surgery.
Masahito Kawata; Toshiya Kataoka; Emi Kuramoto; Kazumasa Adachi; Akira Matsuura; Susumu Sakamoto; Satoshi Tobe; Shigeru Yamaji
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese heart journal     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0021-4868     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn Heart J     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-08     Completed Date:  2004-08-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401175     Medline TA:  Jpn Heart J     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Cardiology, Akashi Medical Center, Akashi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon
Calcinosis / complications*,  diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Pericarditis, Constrictive / complications*,  diagnosis
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / etiology*,  surgery
Thoracic Surgical Procedures
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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