Congenital anomalies of the pulmonary arteries: An imaging overview

Joanna G. Escalon, Lorna P. Browne, Tami J. Bang, Carlos S. Restrepo, Daniel Ocazionez, Daniel Vargas

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Abstract

Congenital pulmonary artery anomalies represent a diverse group of abnormalities, ranging from asymptomatic incidental findings to causes of sudden cardiac death. While some may be recognized in childhood, others may be found incidentally in adulthood. We review the clinical and imaging findings in patients with congenital anomalies of the pulmonary arteries, including valvular and perivavular anomalies as well as abnormal narrowing, course and communications of the pulmonary arteries. We also discuss the role of various imaging modalities in the evaluation of these patients. It is vital to be aware of the key radiologic manifestations and associated haemodynamic consequences in these conditions in order to facilitate accurate diagnosis and prognostic stratification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20180185
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Volume92
Issue number1093
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Escalon, J. G., Browne, L. P., Bang, T. J., Restrepo, C. S., Ocazionez, D., & Vargas, D. (2019). Congenital anomalies of the pulmonary arteries: An imaging overview. British Journal of Radiology, 92(1093), [20180185]. https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20180185