Ectatic pulmonary artery

Case contributed by Dr Mark Holland


Chronic cough

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
Annotated image

CT demonstrates that the nodule on the radiograph is right upper lobe segmental arterial ectasia

Case Discussion

Incidence of main pulmonary artery aneurysms in about 1:13,700

Segmental arterial ectasia is very rare

Pulmonary ectasia is known in Marfan’s syndrome, severe valvular stenosis,  infectious vasculitis and idIopathic.

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Case information

rID: 19144
Published: 10th Aug 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included