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Case 14791

Isolated unilateral absent pulmonary artery - A case report

Author(s)
Jamshid Sadiqi, Hidayatullah Hamidi, Abdul Basir Shahin

French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children,
Jamal mina, University road, Kabul, Afghanistan;
Email:jamshidsadiqi79@gmail.com
 
Patient
female, 23 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Chest CT in mediastinal window

    The axial section of chest CT in in mediastinal window demonstrates dilatation of the right chambers of the heart prominently in the right atrium.

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

    Axial section of chest in mediastinal window demonstrates dilated pulmonary trunk compared to the ascending aorta.

     
    Area of Interest: Pulmonary vessels; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Chest CT images
     

    The CT enhanced MIP section in coronal plane demonstrates dilated pulmonary trunk with normal enhancement of right pulmonary artery but evidence of abrupt cut-off in proximal part of left pulmonary artery.

     
    Area of Interest: Salivary glands; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;

    The CT colour LUT image in coronal plane shows dilated pulmonary trunk with normal right pulmonary artery but abrupt cut-off of left pulmonary artery.

     
    Area of Interest: Pulmonary vessels; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;

    The CT enhanced MIP section in axial plane demonstrates dilated pulmonary trunk with normal enhancement of right pulmonary artery but evidence of abrupt cut-off in proximal part of left pulmonary artery.

     
    Area of Interest: Pulmonary vessels; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;

    Sagittal MIP images demonstrate normal right pulmonary vessels enhancement (right image) and no enhancement of the left pulmonary vessels with abrupt cut-off of left main pulmonary artery (left image).

     
    Area of Interest: Vascular; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Chest CT images
     

    Coronal CT image shows collateral vessels along the left side of thoracic vertebrae and descending aorta.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Dilatation;

    Sagittal CT image shows collateral vessels along the left side of thoracic vertebrae and descending aorta.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;

    Coronal MIP image shows collateral branches with no pulmonary arterial branches in the left side while normal enhancement of right pulmonary vessels are noted in the right hemithorax.

     
    Area of Interest: Vascular; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    Volume-rendered images
     

    Volume-rendered image in anterior view clearly demonstrates absent left pulmonary artery with normal right pulmonary vasculature.

     
    Area of Interest: Pulmonary vessels; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Computer Applications-3D; Special Focus: Pathology;

    Left lateral volume-rendered image shows absent left pulmonary artery with abrupt cutoff, however, normal right pulmonary artery and its branches are normally seen.

     
    Area of Interest: Pulmonary vessels; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Computer Applications-3D; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
The axial section of chest CT in in mediastinal window demonstrates dilatation of the right chambers of the heart prominently in the right atrium.
 
Axial section of chest in mediastinal window demonstrates dilated pulmonary trunk compared to the ascending aorta.
 
The CT enhanced MIP section in coronal plane demonstrates dilated pulmonary trunk with normal enhancement of right pulmonary artery but evidence of abrupt cut-off in proximal part of left pulmonary artery.
 
The CT colour LUT image in coronal plane shows dilated pulmonary trunk with normal right pulmonary artery but abrupt cut-off of left pulmonary artery.
 
The CT enhanced MIP section in axial plane demonstrates dilated pulmonary trunk with normal enhancement of right pulmonary artery but evidence of abrupt cut-off in proximal part of left pulmonary artery.
 
Sagittal MIP images demonstrate normal right pulmonary vessels enhancement (right image) and no enhancement of the left pulmonary vessels with abrupt cut-off of left main pulmonary artery (left image).
 
Coronal CT image shows collateral vessels along the left side of thoracic vertebrae and descending aorta.
 
Sagittal CT image shows collateral vessels along the left side of thoracic vertebrae and descending aorta.
 
Coronal MIP image shows collateral branches with no pulmonary arterial branches in the left side while normal enhancement of right pulmonary vessels are noted in the right hemithorax.
 
Volume-rendered image in anterior view clearly demonstrates absent left pulmonary artery with normal right pulmonary vasculature.
 
Left lateral volume-rendered image shows absent left pulmonary artery with abrupt cutoff, however, normal right pulmonary artery and its branches are normally seen.
 
 
 
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