Pulmonary hypertension

Case contributed by Dr Bernardo Jose Meza

Presentation

Patient presented with dyspnea.

Patient Data

Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Enlarged pulmonary arteries, pruning of peripheral pulmonary vessels and cardiomegaly.

Case Discussion

 

Patient presented with dyspnea also symptoms and signs of elevated right heart pressures. A CT was done to confirm diagnosis - the pulmonary trunk measured 4.5 cm. 

Pulmonary hypertension may be primary or secondary in nature. Parenchymal lung disease is often responsible in secondary cases. CT is invaluable in the workup of these patients.

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Case Information

rID: 28022
Case created: 6th Mar 2014
Last edited: 13th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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