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A case of isolated peripheral pulmonary artery branch stenosis associated with multiple pulmonary artery aneurysms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20823653     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Selective right pulmonary arteriography and 3-dimensional computed tomography revealed multiple severe stenoses of the peripheral pulmonary artery associated with poststenotic aneurysms in a 65-year-old woman. She was referred to the hospital for evaluation of dry cough, gradually increasing dyspnea and multiple nodular shadows on a chest radiograph. Echocardiography and cardiac catheterization showed severe pulmonary hypertension, though other structural heart diseases or well-characterized congenital syndromes were ruled out. She was diagnosed as isolated peripheral pulmonary artery branch stenosis. Recent advances in CT technology enable a less-invasive assessment of pulmonary artery, and can be useful in the management of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Hiroyuki Amano; Nobuhiro Tanabe; Seiichiro Sakao; Hideo Umekita; Toshihiko Sugiura; Satoru Kitazono; Miyako Kitazono; Fuminobu Kuroda; Yasunori Kasahara; Koichiro Tatsumi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-08     Completed Date:  2011-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1895-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Respirology, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / etiology*,  radiography
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications,  drug therapy,  pathology*,  radiography
Constriction, Pathologic / complications,  pathology,  radiography
Cough / etiology
Dyspnea / etiology,  therapy
Epoprostenol / adverse effects,  analogs & derivatives,  therapeutic use
Heart Catheterization
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology,  ultrasonography
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
Piperazines / therapeutic use
Pulmonary Artery / pathology*,  radiography
Purines / therapeutic use
Sulfones / therapeutic use
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vasodilator Agents / therapeutic use
Warfarin / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Piperazines; 0/Purines; 0/Sulfones; 0/Vasodilator Agents; 139755-83-2/sildenafil; 35121-78-9/Epoprostenol; 81-81-2/Warfarin; 88430-50-6/beraprost

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