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Unilateral pulmonary vein atresia: clinical and radiographic spectrum.
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PMID:  6878066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three cases of unilateral pulmonary vein atresia are presented to illustrate part of the clinical and radiographic spectrum of this anomaly. One patient had major associated cardiovascular abnormalities and pulmonary hypertension, one had recurrent hemoptysis, and the other patient was asymptomatic with normal pulmonary artery pressure and no associated abnormalities. In one case, serial catheterizations indicated that the pulmonary vein atresia was acquired. This report stresses the radiographic, hemodynamic, and angiographic findings in patients with unilateral severe pulmonary venous obstruction. The embryology, pathology, and surgical approach are also discussed. The diagnosis should be strongly suspected before cardiac catheterization when typical features are present on the chest radiograph and isotopic ventilation perfusion scan.
L B Beerman; K S Oh; S C Park; M D Freed; H M Sondheimer; F J Fricker; R A Mathews; D R Fischer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:    1983 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-23     Completed Date:  1983-09-23     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Collateral Circulation
Lung / blood supply*
Pulmonary Valve / abnormalities*
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / congenital,  diagnosis
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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