Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Shortness of breath. PHx: stroke.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female

Lungs and pleural spaces are clear. Cardiomediastinal contour unremarkable for projection. PFO closure device projects at the level of T8/9 IV disc. 

Case Discussion

There are numerous types of percutaneous PFO closure devices. Most of devices are two discs joined by a central neck.  

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Case information

rID: 34259
Published: 12th Feb 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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