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Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease in an elderly man: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6234404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 75-year-old man complaining of dyspnea and having sings of postcapillary pulmonary hypertension was diagnosed as pulmonary veno-occlusive disease and confirmed at autopsy. This is the oldest case ever reported. Almost all the small veins 2 mm or less in external diameter were partially or nearly completely occluded by intimal fibrous tissue, and the obstructive changes in the pulmonary arteries were much more limited. Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease is a rare, almost inevitably fatal disease of unknown etiology which has only recently been separated clearly from primary pulmonary hypertension as a distinct entity. Chest roentgenogram finding suggesting postcapillary pulmonary hypertension is a clue to a diagnosis and differentiates this from two other causes of clinical primary pulmonary hypertension, that is, recurrent pulmonary embolism and plexogenic pulmonary arteriopathy.
S Okubo; C Yutani; M Horimoto; N Tsushima; A Koike; M Naito; T Yoshioka; Y Fukunaga; R Nakayama; T Kunieda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese circulation journal     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0047-1828     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. Circ. J.     Publication Date:  1984 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-13     Completed Date:  1984-08-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806868     Medline TA:  Jpn Circ J     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  602-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Closing Volume
Echocardiography / methods
Hypertension, Pulmonary / complications
Lung / radionuclide imaging
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate
Pulmonary Veins* / pathology
Serum Albumin / diagnostic use
Stroke Volume
Technetium / diagnostic use
Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin
Thrombosis / diagnosis*,  pathology,  physiopathology
Total Lung Capacity
Vital Capacity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Serum Albumin; 0/Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin; 7440-26-8/Technetium

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