Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return in patients with pulmonary hypertension

Won-Kyung Sung, Virginia Au, Anand Rose

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    Abstract

    Anomalous pulmonary venous return is an uncommon congenital malformation, and may be partial or total. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) is more common than total anomalous pulmonary venous return, and is often associated with other congenital cardiac anomalies. Whilst many patients with PAPVR remain asymptomatic, some may present in later age with symptoms related to left-to-right shunt, right heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. We report two cases of PAPVR detected on Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiogram (CTPA) for the work up of pulmonary hypertension. The cases demonstrate that, although uncommon, partial anomalous pulmonary venous return can be a contributing factor to pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary veins should be carefully examined when reading a CTPA study.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)324-327
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
    Volume56
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

    Keywords

    • CTPA
    • Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return
    • Pulmonary hypertension

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