Posttraumatic anomalous pulmonary edema.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Focal pulmonary edema from increased venous hydrostatic pressure is most commonly seen in mitral valve regurgitation (in the right upper lobe) or in pulmonary venous obstruction/compression from neoplastic, fibrotic, or iatrogenic causes (in any lobe). We describe a case of focal pulmonary edema of the left upper lobe in a patient with partial anomalous pulmonary venous return of the left superior pulmonary vein, where the draining left brachiocephalic vein was compressed by a subluxed sternoclavicular joint after trauma. In this case, recognition of the focal edema and anomalous pulmonary vein allowed for a diagnosis of clavicular subluxation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Henry, TS; Mettenburg, JM; Cummings, KW; Bhalla, S

Published Date

  • November 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 6

Start / End Page

  • W188 - W189

PubMed ID

  • 22314584

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-0237

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/RTI.0b013e31823e37f0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States