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Ventilation-perfusion mismatch due to obstruction of pulmonary vein.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7310514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A lobar perfusion defect in the presence of a normal arterial phase in the pulmonary angiogram may be due to stasis secondary to compression of a pulmonary vein by a hilar or perihilar mass. In this report we present a patient with metastasis to the right lung and hilum by malignant melanoma. A lobar perfusion defect was present in an area of lung tht appeared normal by radiograph. This defect was shown to be due to stagnating blood flow reflected by delayed intense capillary phase in that lobe and late opacification of the corresponding draining vein.
D S Mendelson; J S Train; S J Goldsmith; S C Efremidis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0161-5505     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nucl. Med.     Publication Date:  1981 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-02-22     Completed Date:  1982-02-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217410     Medline TA:  J Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1062-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  secondary
Melanoma / secondary
Pulmonary Circulation
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis
Pulmonary Veins*
Ventilation-Perfusion Ratio*

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