Mri of absent left pulmonary artery

Jörg F. Debatin, R. E. Moon, Charles E. Spritzer, James Macfall, Henry Dirk Sostman

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Unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery, more accurately referred to as unilateral proximal interruption of a pulmonary artery, is a rare congenital anomaly that may occur as an isolated lesion or in association with other congenital cardiovascular abnormalities. Diagnosis of associated lesions is imperative as early detection and intervention may significantly improve the patient's prognosis. We present the case of an adult patient who had come to our attention after suffering neurological decompression illness related to scuba diving. The patient's cardiopulmonary anatomy was evaluated using MRI gated spin echo, cine, and breath-held fast spoiled recalled echo sequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-645
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


  • Anomalies, congenital
  • Arteries, abnormalities
  • Arteries, pulmonary
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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