Severe pulmonary arterial hypertension

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Known "primary" pulmonary hypertension. Sudden shortness of breath ? PE

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

CTPA

Marked right atrial and ventricular enlargement with reflux of contrast into IVC and hepatic veins. Huge pulmonary outflow tract with large pulmonary arteries showing peripheral "pruning". Note the relatively small sized thoracic aorta.

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Case Information

rID: 21330
Case created: 16th Jan 2013
Last edited: 18th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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