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Pulmonary varix mimicking pulmonary arteriovenous malformation in a patient with Turner syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16043959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 36-year-old asymptomatic female with Turner syndrome was referred for a 3-cm opacity of the left lung detected by routine chest X-ray. A computed tomography scan of the chest suggested a vascular lesion such as pulmonary arteriovenous malformation, and transcatheter embolotherapy was considered. The lack of a right-to-left shunt on contrast echocardiography led to suspect an alternate diagnosis. Magnetic resonance imaging and pulmonary angiography eventually demonstrated a pulmonary varix associated with a partial anomalous pulmonary venous return. Contrast echocardiography may help to distinguish between pulmonary varix and arteriovenous malformation.
Jacques-Olivier Maillard; Vincent Cottin; Bénédicte Etienne-Mastroïanni; Jean-Marc Frolet; Didier Revel; Jean-François Cordier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2005-07-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0025-7931     ISO Abbreviation:  Respiration     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-02     Completed Date:  2007-02-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0137356     Medline TA:  Respiration     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  110-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Service de Pneumologie, Centre des Maladies Orphelines Pulmonaires, Hôpital Cardiovasculaire et Pneumologique Louis Pradel, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Lung / blood supply*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Turner Syndrome / complications*
Varicose Veins / complications,  radiography*

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