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Case 13978

Patent ductus arteriosus diagnosis following dyspnoea crisis in a 22-year-old woman

Author(s)
Teiga, Eduardo; Zuccarino, Flavio

Hospital del Mar;
Passeig Maritim
08005 Barcelona, Spain;
Email:eduardo_teiga@hotmail.com
 
Patient
female, 22 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Chest X-ray

    Chest X-ray PA view shows an enlarged pulmonary artery.

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    CT
     

    A patent ductus arteriosus (arrow) was depicted connecting the origin of the descending aorta (DA) to the main pulmonary artery (PA). AA: ascending aorta

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital;

    A patent ductus arteriosus (arrow) was depicted connecting the origin of the descending aorta (DA) to the main pulmonary artery (PA). AA: ascending aorta

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital;

    On CT angiography the pulmonary trunk was dilated, measuring 40 mm.

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital;

    Ground glass opacities probably due to pulmonary hypertension were present.

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Volume rendering

    Volume rendering images better depict the presence of a patent ductus arteriosus.

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
Chest X-ray PA view shows an enlarged pulmonary artery.
 
A patent ductus arteriosus (arrow) was depicted connecting the origin of the descending aorta (DA) to the main pulmonary artery (PA). AA: ascending aorta
 
A patent ductus arteriosus (arrow) was depicted connecting the origin of the descending aorta (DA) to the main pulmonary artery (PA). AA: ascending aorta
 
On CT angiography the pulmonary trunk was dilated, measuring 40 mm.
 
Ground glass opacities probably due to pulmonary hypertension were present.
 
Volume rendering images better depict the presence of a patent ductus arteriosus.
 
 
 
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