Pulmonary Circulation Imaging: Embryology and Normal Anatomy

Horacio Murillo, Michael J. Cutalo, Robert P. Jones, Michael J. Lane, Dominik Fleischmann, Carlos S. Restrepo

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This review focuses on the embryology and normal imaging anatomy of the pulmonary circulation, with emphasis on the major arterial and venous vasculature. The pulmonary circulation and parenchyma have a complex intertwined embryologic origin. Understanding the embryologic basis of normal pulmonary vasculature aids recognition of anomalies and visceral situs in the chest. Adaptive changes to congenital anomalies of the pulmonary arterial vasculature are used to contrast from normal and review associated temporal adaptive vascular and parenchymal changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-484
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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