Use of balloon occlusion to improve visualization of anomalous pulmonary venous return in an adult with cor triatriatum.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cor triatriatum, although rare in adults, is often associated with anomalous pulmonary venous return. Accurate diagnosis of the pulmonary venous return and its anatomic connections is essential in planning proper surgical correction. This case illustrates the advantage of selective pulmonary artery angiography in obtaining accurate detail of the pulmonary venous anatomy from digital subtraction levophase images. Selective right and left pulmonary angiography was performed using a balloon catheter to simultaneously occlude the opposite pulmonary artery. This technique was well tolerated and greatly enhanced visualization of the anomalous pulmonary venous connections, allowing proper planning for corrective surgery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Papagiannis, J; Harrison, JK; Hermiller, JB; Harding, MB; Armstrong, BE; Ungerleider, RM; Bashore, TM

Published Date

  • April 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 323 - 326

PubMed ID

  • 1571997

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0098-6569

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ccd.1810250415


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States