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Case 889

Unilateral Absence of a Pulmonary Artery

Author(s)
S. Vergauwen, P. Bracke, A. De Schepper
 
Patient
female, 22 year(s)
 
 
  • Published 23.02.2001
  • DOI 10.1594/EURORAD/CASE.889
  • Section Cardiovascular
  • Case Type Clinical Cases
  • Difficulty Resident
  • Views 5990
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  • Figure 1
    Chest radiograph, posterior-anterior view

    Chest radiograph, posterior-anterior view shows underdevelopment of the right hemithorax and lung, with deviation of the mediastinal structures towards the right side. There is an increased vascularity of the left...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Chest radiograph, posterior-anterior view;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Contrast-enhanced CT scan of the thorax

    Contrast-enhanced CT scan of the thorax visualizes a sharp delineation and normal tapering of the left pulmonary artery. The right pulmonary artery is not visible. The right internal thoracic artery is enlarged (arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Contrast-enhanced CT scan of the thorax;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Arteriography of the pulmonary arteries

    Arteriography of the pulmonary arteries demonstrates opacification of an enlarged left pulmonary artery, with normal tapering towards the periphery. There is no obvious perfusion of the right lung.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Arteriography of the pulmonary arteries;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Selective arteriography
     

    Selective arteriography of the right subclavian artery demonstrates the enlarged right internal thoracic artery with filling of small mediastinal and bronchial arteries supplying the right pulmonary hilus and...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Selective arteriography;

    Selective arteriography of the right supreme intercostal artery shows filling of the posterior intercostal arteries and collateral network supplying the right lung.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Selective arteriography;
     
     
Chest radiograph, posterior-anterior view shows underdevelopment of the right hemithorax and lung, with deviation of the mediastinal structures towards the right side. There is an increased vascularity of the left lung.
 
Contrast-enhanced CT scan of the thorax visualizes a sharp delineation and normal tapering of the left pulmonary artery. The right pulmonary artery is not visible. The right internal thoracic artery is enlarged (arrow).
 
Arteriography of the pulmonary arteries demonstrates opacification of an enlarged left pulmonary artery, with normal tapering towards the periphery. There is no obvious perfusion of the right lung.
 
Selective arteriography of the right subclavian artery demonstrates the enlarged right internal thoracic artery with filling of small mediastinal and bronchial arteries supplying the right pulmonary hilus and perihilar region.
 
Selective arteriography of the right supreme intercostal artery shows filling of the posterior intercostal arteries and collateral network supplying the right lung.
 
 
 
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