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Usefulness of helical computed tomography in diagnosing pulmonary vein stenosis in infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16049562     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We investigated the usefulness of helical computed tomography(CT)in the morphological diagnosis of pulmonary vein stenosis, particularly that in infants and small children. In total, 20 helical CT examinations were performed in 10 post-operative cases of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage(TAPVD), 3 cases of single right ventricle, and 1 case of single left ventricle. In all cases, distinct morphological imaging was possible. Pulmonary vein stenosis could be categorized into three types: (1)stenosis from the anastomosis of the common pulmonary vein (CPV)-the left atrium (LA) to the peripheral pulmonary vein; (2) stenosis only at the anastomosis of CPV-LA; and (3) stenosis due to compression by nearby organs. Coronal views by multiplanar reconstruction (MPR) provided morphological information along the up-down direction of the body axis. Morphological diagnosis of pulmonary vein stenosis is important in deciding prognosis and therapeutic regimens, and helical CT was considered useful for such diagnosis in our 14 young patients.
Authors:
Shinnichi Ohtsuki; Kenji Baba; Kohichi Kataoka; Naoki Ohno; Yoshio Okamoto; Kozo Ishino; Masaaki Kawada; Shunji Sano; Shuhei Sato; Tsuneo Morishima
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Okayama     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0386-300X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med. Okayama     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-28     Completed Date:  2005-09-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417611     Medline TA:  Acta Med Okayama     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama 700-8558, Japan. tsuki33@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child, Preschool
Constriction, Pathologic / radiography,  surgery
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Prognosis
Pulmonary Circulation
Pulmonary Veins / radiography*,  surgery
Tomography, Spiral Computed*
Vascular Diseases / radiography*,  surgery

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