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Vol 11, No 1 (2008)
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A rare combination of cardiopulmonary anomalies demonstrated on ventilation-perfusion scan

Sameer Khan, Joel Dunn, Ben Ariff, Christoph Juli, Narayan Karunanithy, Nicole Strickland, Adil Al-Nahhas
Nucl. Med. Rev 2008;11(1):37-39.

open access

Vol 11, No 1 (2008)
Published online: 2008-01-15
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

In this case report we describe an unusual appearance seen on a ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scan in a woman with pulmonary hypertension. Although the pulmonary hypertension was not caused by pulmonary emboli, the V/Q scan suggested several cardiac anomalies which may lead to pulmonary hypertension. Most of the cardiac anomalies, including right-sided aortic arch and right-to-left shunt, can be deduced from careful examination of the V/Q scan. A subsequent cardiac MRI scan confirmed the anomalies.

Abstract

In this case report we describe an unusual appearance seen on a ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scan in a woman with pulmonary hypertension. Although the pulmonary hypertension was not caused by pulmonary emboli, the V/Q scan suggested several cardiac anomalies which may lead to pulmonary hypertension. Most of the cardiac anomalies, including right-sided aortic arch and right-to-left shunt, can be deduced from careful examination of the V/Q scan. A subsequent cardiac MRI scan confirmed the anomalies.
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Keywords

V/Q scan; pulmonary hypertension

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Title

A rare combination of cardiopulmonary anomalies demonstrated on ventilation-perfusion scan

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 11, No 1 (2008)

Pages

37-39

Published online

2008-01-15

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2008;11(1):37-39.

Keywords

V/Q scan
pulmonary hypertension

Authors

Sameer Khan
Joel Dunn
Ben Ariff
Christoph Juli
Narayan Karunanithy
Nicole Strickland
Adil Al-Nahhas

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