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Case 11090

Proximal absence of the right pulmonary artery

Author(s)
Rossi Lopéz J, Wulf MI, Liberatoscioli JC, Fernández Mora R, Bruno C.

Av. Hipólito Yrigoyen 8680 Buenos Aires, Argentina; Email:jcliberatoscioli@gmail.com
 
Patient
male, 22 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Chest radiograph

    Decreased volume of the right haemithorax, elevated haemidiaphragm, and heart and mediastinal deviation toward the right side are observed. Absence of the right pulmonary hilum (arrows) and thickened lower fissure...

     
    Area of Interest: Thorax; Imaging Technique: Digital radiography; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Contrast-enhanced chest CT scan. Mediastinal window.
     

    Absence of the mediastinal portion of the right pulmonary artery is shown.

     
    Area of Interest: Thorax; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Congenital;

    Collateral circulation: Enlarged right internal mammary artery is observed (arrow). Compare with the normal contralateral side (arrowhead).

     
    Area of Interest: Thorax; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Contrast-enhanced chest CT scan. Pulmonary window.
     

    Nodular septal thickening at apical segment of right upper lobe is shown (arrowheads).

     
    Area of Interest: Thorax; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Congenital;

    Nodular thickening in the major fissure is observed (arrows).

     
    Area of Interest: Thorax; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Congenital;

    Septal thickening is also observed at the lung bases (arrowheads)

     
    Area of Interest: Thorax; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
Decreased volume of the right haemithorax, elevated haemidiaphragm, and heart and mediastinal deviation toward the right side are observed. Absence of the right pulmonary hilum (arrows) and thickened lower fissure (arrowhead) is also noted.
 
Absence of the mediastinal portion of the right pulmonary artery is shown.
 
Collateral circulation: Enlarged right internal mammary artery is observed (arrow). Compare with the normal contralateral side (arrowhead).
 
Nodular septal thickening at apical segment of right upper lobe is shown (arrowheads).
 
Nodular thickening in the major fissure is observed (arrows).
 
Septal thickening is also observed at the lung bases (arrowheads)
 
 
 
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