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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1998 Nov;171(5):1321-4.

High-resolution CT of the chest in four patients with pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis or pulmonary venoocclusive disease.

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Service de Radiologie, Hôpital Antoine Béclère, Clamart, France.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Clinical differentiation of isolated pulmonary hypertensive arteriopathy from pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis or pulmonary venoocclusive disease can be difficult on a clinical basis alone. Differentiation is important because misdiagnosis of pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis or pulmonary venoocclusive disease may lead to severe vasodilator-induced pulmonary edema. The objective of our study was to determine whether high-resolution CT of the chest could distinguish pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis or pulmonary venoocclusive disease from isolated pulmonary hypertensive arteriopathy.

CONCLUSION:

Pulmonary hypertension in patients who also have pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis or pulmonary venoocclusive disease shows characteristics on high-resolution CT that are not seen in patients with isolated pulmonary hypertensive arteriopathy.

PMID:
9798872
DOI:
10.2214/ajr.171.5.9798872
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