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A difficult emergency surgical diagnosis: atresia of the common pulmonary vein.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19533215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A newborn female experienced severe respiratory distress immediately after delivery. She presented with intense cyanosis, refractory hypoxemia, and acidosis. The deterioration was rapidly progressive, leading to the child's demise. The autopsy showed common pulmonary vein atresia, the most severe form of pulmonary venous drainage obstruction. Subpleural and interstitial pulmonary lymphagiectasias also were present as well as evidence of pulmonary hypertension. The lung pathology probably resulted from pulmonary venous atresia during prenatal development.
O Dominguez Garcia; M A Granados Ruiz; M D Sanchez-Redondo; M L??zaro Salvador; R Juarez Tosina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-25     Completed Date:  2010-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  989-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital Virgen de la Salud, Toledo, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Atresia / diagnosis*
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*
Vascular Malformations / diagnosis*

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