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rare case of CrissCross Pulmonary Arteries with Coarctationof the aorta
Poster Title: rare case of CrissCross Pulmonary Arteries with Coarctationof the aorta
Submitted on 11 Feb 2021
Author(s): Dr. Rabail Raza, FCPS, Dr. Hafsa Qayyum, FCPS and Dr. Anwar Saeed, FCPS
Affiliations: Department of Radiology, Aga Khan University Hospital karachi
This poster was presented at 31st symposium Radiology Society of Pakistan
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Crisscross pulmonary arteries is a rare classic malposition of the branch pulmonary arteries which is considered benign but may be associated with conotruncal malformations and genetic syndromes. . In most reported cases, this anomaly is diagnosed in association with truncus arteriosus and interrupted aortic arch, VSD, ASD, tetralogy of Fallot, left superior vena cava and anomalous pulmonary venous return. Some patients also had other congenital and chromosomal abnormalities, including trisomy 18 and 22q11 deletions.5 We describe a case report of a two month old boy with crisscross pulmonary arteries associated with coarctation of the aorta, which to the best of our knowledge has never been reported in literature before.
Summary: Crossed pulmonary arteries are due to an anomalous origin of both pulmonary arteries from the main pulmonary trunk. The crisscross origin results from either faulty differential growth during partitioning of the truncus arteriosusor abnormal rotation of the aortic and pulmary trunks.References: 1.Anomalous origins of pulmonary arteries from pulmonary trunk (“crossed pulmonary arteries”): observation in a case with 18 trisomy syndrome. Jue KL, Lockman LA, Edwards JE. Am Heart J. 1966;71:807–812. [Google Scholar]
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