Aberrant pulmonary vessels from the abdominal aorta in children with congenital heart disease

Löser, H.; Apitz, J.; Schmaltz, A.A.; Kemter, B.; Leitritz, H.

Rofo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin 123(1): 40-45


ISSN/ISBN: 1438-9029
PMID: 130296
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1230147
Accession: 068521385

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Ten children are described in whom aberrant pulmonary vessels arising from the abdominal aorta were found in the course of cardiac investigations. In five, sequestrated lung, as described Pryce, was demonstrated; in the others, these vessels were found incidentally without any demonstrable abnormality in the lung. Our findings indicate that one must distinguish between aortic pulmonary vessels with and without pulmonary sequestration during childhood. The need for deliberate opacification of the aorta is pointed out. This is also necessary in arriving at the indications for sergery. In the presence of congenital heart defects, these arterial vessels are found particularly in the presence of hypoplastic lungs and with the scimitar syndrome (3 cases).