Congenital pulmonary venolobar syndrome: Value of multidetector computed tomography in preoperative assessment Full Text
Annals of Thoracic Medicine, 07/27/2012
Hamad AMM – A 6–month old baby referred to the department because of recurrent attacks of respiratory distress with chest infection. Chest radiology revealed reduction of the right hemithorax with mediastinal shift to the right. Multidetector computed tomography showed hypoplasia of the right lung and right pulmonary artery, systemic arterial supply to the lung from the abdominal aorta, and and absence of right venous drainage to the left atrium. This picture is consistent with congenital pulmonary venolobar syndrome. The patient underwent right pneumonectomy; the postoperative course was uneventful.