MRI of absent left pulmonary artery.


Journal Article

Unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery, more accurately referred to as unilateral proximal interruption of a pulmonary artery, is a rare congenital anomaly that may occur as an isolated lesion or in association with other congenital cardiovascular abnormalities. Diagnosis of associated lesions is imperative as early detection and intervention may significantly improve the patient's prognosis. We present the case of an adult patient who had come to our attention after suffering neurological decompression illness related to scuba diving. The patient's cardiopulmonary anatomy was evaluated using MRI gated spin echo, cine, and breath-held fast spoiled recalled echo sequences.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Debatin, JF; Moon, RE; Spritzer, CE; MacFall, J; Sostman, HD

Published Date

  • July 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 641 - 645

PubMed ID

  • 1629426

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1629426

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-3145

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-8715


  • eng