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Congenital Pulmonary Artery Anomalies: A Review and Approach to Classification.

Leslie E Hirsig1Priya G Sharma2Nupur Verma3Dhanashree A Rajderkar2
1Department of Radiology, Division of Pediatric Imaging, University of Florida College of Medicine, 2Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiac Imaging, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32608, 3Department of Radiology, Division of Pediatric Imaging, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
Date of Submission: 29-Jan-2018, Date of Acceptance: 01-May-2018, Date of Web Publication: 31-Jul-2018.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Priya G Sharma

Department of Radiology, Division of Pediatric Imaging, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA.
E-mail: sharpg@radiology.ufl.edu

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Priya G Sharma

Department of Radiology, Division of Pediatric Imaging, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA.
E-mail: sharpg@radiology.ufl.edu

DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_9_18 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Congenital pulmonary artery anomalies are infrequent but given improved prenatal diagnosis and care, and neonatal surgical advances, over the past two decades are not uncommonly encountered by cardiothoracic imagers. An understanding of their etiology, classifications, associated anomalies, and surgical management can be helpful to avoid under or overdiagnosis. Timely diagnosis assisted by familiarity with imaging findings across modalities and recognition of surgical findings allows for medical management and surgical planning for these patients, with more patients reaching adulthood than ever before.
Keywords: Anomalous origin of a branch pulmonary artery from ascending aorta, left pulmonary artery sling, main pulmonary artery, right pulmonary artery, unilateral pulmonary artery agenesis

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