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Pulmonary vascular occlusion and fibrosing mediastinitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3943394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with fibrosing mediastinitis causing obstruction of pulmonary veins and arteries may present with many of the historic, physical, and laboratory findings of patients with pulmonary hypertension due to chronic thrombotic obstruction of major pulmonary arteries. Because the latter is subject to surgical correction, and the former is not, it is important to differentiate between the two and to be aware of the similarities in presentation. Three patients with pulmonary hypertension due to compression of pulmonary veins and the right pulmonary artery by fibrosing mediastinitis are presented who illustrate these points. A review of the literature documents other instances in which vascular involvement due to fibrosing mediastinitis has mimicked other types of pulmonary hypertension.
D F Berry; D Buccigrossi; J Peabody; K L Peterson; K M Moser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1986 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-10     Completed Date:  1986-03-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-301     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / etiology*
Constriction, Pathologic / etiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology
Mediastinitis / complications*
Pulmonary Artery*
Pulmonary Veins / pathology*

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