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Surgical correction of a fistula between left pulmonary artery and innominate vein.
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PMID:  25468090     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 48-year-old woman with chronic dyspnea complaints was referred to the thoracic surgery clinic for a surgical lung biopsy to make a definitive diagnosis of interstitial lung disease. Thoracic computed tomography imaging revealed a vascular structure located anterior to the aorta, between the left innominate vein and the pulmonary artery. Magnetic resonance angiography showed the abnormal vessel connection in detail. Pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy showed decreased perfusion of the left upper lobe and the superior lingular segment. A fistulectomy was performed through a mini thoracotomy. The patient no longer had any dyspnea symptoms after the operation.
Tevfik Kaplan; Gokce Kaan Atac; Perihan Ekmekci; Emel Ozturk; Serdar Han
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-12-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  98     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2204-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2014 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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