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Pulmonary sling in the adult.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  414555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although an aberrant left pulmonary artery, usually called a pulmonary sling, is a serious anomaly in neonates and young children, it can be seen initially in adulthood. To date, all adult patients have been without symptoms or associated anomalies. Radiographic findings are somewhat different in adults, although at both ages a soft tissue mass is visible between the esophagus and the distal trachea. In adults, the anomalous left pulmonary artery is more likely seen as a right-sided mediastinal mass on the posteroanterior chest film. A pulmonary sling is apparently a benign and asymptomatic condition in adults.
H P Hatten; J G Lorman; H D Rosenbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  128     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1977 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-03-29     Completed Date:  1978-03-29     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  919-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*,  anatomy & histology,  radiography

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