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A rare case of crossed pulmonary arteries in an infant - case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, April 2013
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Title
A rare case of crossed pulmonary arteries in an infant - case report
Published in
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, April 2013
DOI 10.1186/1749-8090-8-79
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Authors

Jin Chen, Yue Feng

Abstract

Crossed pulmonary arteries are a quite rare form of pulmonary arterial malposition. In this anomaly, the left pulmonary artery originates from the pulmonary trunk to the right and usually above the origin of the right pulmonary artery. Both pulmonary arteries cross each other on their course to each respective lung. We presented a case of a Chinese infant with crossed pulmonary arteries. Physical examination showed a mild cyanosis and continuous machine-like heart murmur in the 2 intercostal space at the left sternal border. An echocardiogram revealed pulmonary hypertension, atrial septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus and ostial stenosis in the inferior left pulmonary vein. Dual-source CT angiography was performed for further evaluation of pulmonary trunk and its branches. Dual-source CT angiography showed origin of left pulmonary artery from the pulmonary trunk in a plane superior to that of the right pulmonary artery. The branch pulmonary arteries then crisscrossed as they coursed to their respective lungs. In summary, we report an infant with crossed pulmonary arteries who was diagnosed during dual-source CT angiography. Three-dimensional reconstruction is useful for visualizing this condition. Knowledge of this rare anomaly will help in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary artery abnormalities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 10%
Unknown 9 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor > Associate Professor 3 30%
Other 2 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 10%
Student > Postgraduate 1 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 10%
Other 2 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 80%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 10%
Unspecified 1 10%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 April 2013.
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#2,308,973
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