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Netherlands Heart Journal

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 196–198 | Cite as

Quadricuspid pulmonary valve and left pulmonary artery aneurysm in an asymptomatic patient assessed by cardiovascular MRI

  • G. J. NollenEmail author
  • J. Kodde
  • A. M. Beek
  • J. C. J. Res
  • A. C. van Rossum
Case Report

Abstract

We present a coincidental finding of quadricuspid pulmonary valve and left pulmonary artery aneurysm. As both the pulmonary valve and the pulmonary trunk with its main branches are hard to visualise with cardiac ultrasound, most abnormalities described so far are from autopsy series. With the increasing use of CMR and its excellent potential for visualising both pulmonary valve and pulmonary arteries, we believe more cases will be discovered in the near future. Although pulmonary artery aneurysm are rare, timely detection may prevent lethal bleeding.

Keywords

Magnetic resonance imaging Pulmonary valve Pulmonary artery 

Notes

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This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.

Supplementary material

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Movie I Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with cine balanced steady-state free precession sequence, perpendicular to the pulmonary valve showing a quadricuspid valve. (AVI 1854 kb)
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Movie II Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with cine balanced steady-state free precession sequence, long-axis, oblique coronal view of the quadricuspid pulmonary valve, showing mild tot moderate regurgitation. (AVI 1773 kb)
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Movie III Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with cine balanced steady-state free precession sequence, long-axis, oblique sagittal view of the quadricuspid pulmonary valve (90° angle planned on movie II) showing mild tot moderate regurgitation. (AVI 1734 kb)

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© The Author(s) 2011

Open AccessThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0), which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. J. Nollen
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • J. Kodde
    • 1
  • A. M. Beek
    • 1
  • J. C. J. Res
    • 1
  • A. C. van Rossum
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyVU Medical CenterAmsterdamthe Netherlands
  2. 2.Ikazia HospitalRotterdamthe Netherlands

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