Pulmonary hypertension

Case contributed by Dr Bernardo Jose Meza

Presentation

Patient presented with dyspnea.

Patient Data

Gender: Female
X-ray

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

Case Discussion

The patient presented with dyspnea also symptoms and signs of elevated right heart pressures. A CT was done to confirm the 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
Published: 6th Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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