2012
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1293606 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: This report describes a 40-year-old male patient diagnosed with pulmonary artery dissection involving both the left and right branches. The patient also had Eisenmenger syndrome secondary to an uncorrected patent ductus arteriosus. Diagnosis was facilitated through the use of transthoracic echocardiography and computed tomography. Due to the lack of definite guidelines for the optimal treatment strategy of this condition together with the poor condition of the patient, medical management was elected. Not surpri… Show more

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“…15 Increased availability of imaging methods offers more chance of monitoring PA dimensions as well as diagnosing PA dissection during lifetime. [16][17][18][19][20] This, however, creates new problems regarding optimal management of individual patients. To better understand who could be in need of intervention, a comprehensive review of the literature has been undertaken recently to identify possible characteristics of high-risk PA aneurysms.…”
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“…15 Increased availability of imaging methods offers more chance of monitoring PA dimensions as well as diagnosing PA dissection during lifetime. [16][17][18][19][20] This, however, creates new problems regarding optimal management of individual patients. To better understand who could be in need of intervention, a comprehensive review of the literature has been undertaken recently to identify possible characteristics of high-risk PA aneurysms.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning