Patent ductus arteriosus

Case contributed by Dr Vincent Tatco


Patient presented with shortness of breath. Machine-like murmur was demonstrated on chest auscultation.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

There is cardiomegaly with left ventricular enlargement.

The main pulmonary artery and central branches are dilated. Pruning of the peripheral vessels is demonstrated.

The aortic knob is also dilated.

Calcifications are seen at the region of the aortopulmonary window.


Case Discussion

This case shows the radiographic findings of patent ductus arteriosus with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension in an adult patient.  

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Case information

rID: 43063
Published: 21st Feb 2016
Last edited: 27th Feb 2016
System: Cardiac, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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