Thoracic aortic aneurysm presenting as pulmonary vein stenosis: A case presentation and review of the literature

Stephen O. Hunley, William C. Reeves, Mark J. Williams, Julie Campbell, Vincent L. Sorrell

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Abstract

We present the case of a 66-year-old woman presenting with pulmonary vein stenosis with a large descending thoracic aortic aneurysm. Pulmonary vein stenosis is a rare condition and can be caused by extrinsic compression, as well as by inflammatory diseases, congenital anomalies and related surgical repair, tuberculosis, and pulmonary veno-occlusive disease. With obstruction to pulmonary vein flow, the velocity increases and becomes continuous. The finding of turbulent antegrade flow in the left atrium through the use of transthoracic color flow Doppler and pulsed-Doppler warrants further investigation to evaluate known causes of pulmonary vein stenosis. We believe this is the first reported case of a patient with an aortic aneurysm causing pulmonary vein stenosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-497
Number of pages5
JournalEchocardiography
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Doppler echocardiography
  • Pulmonary vein stenosis
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Two-dimensional echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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