Eisenmenger’s syndrome CT

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor-In-Chief: Priyamavada Singh, MBBS [2], Kristin Feeney, B.S. [3], Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, MD[4]

Overview

Computed tomography can be helpful as a diagnostic tool in conditions where the echocardiographic findings are inconclusive. The findings on CT scan may include large main pulmonary artery, ventricular septal defect, and right ventricular hypertrophy.

CT

Computed tomography can be used as a diagnostic modality in congenital heart diseases.

Advantages

  • Provides additional anatomic details compared to echocardiography
  • It is done faster compared to MRI, thus avoiding the need for anesthesia in children.

Disadvantages

Findings

The findings of CT scan examination in Eisenmenger's syndrome include [1][2]:

Axial MDCT images in a patient with Eisenmenger syndrome shows large pulmonary artery, ventricular septal defect, and right ventricular hypertrophy. Case courtesy of Dr Alami Badreeddine, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 25791[3]


References

  1. Sheehan R, Perloff JK, Fishbein MC, Gjertson D, Aberle DR (2005). "Pulmonary neovascularity: a distinctive radiographic finding in Eisenmenger syndrome". Circulation. 112 (18): 2778–85. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.104.509869. PMID 16267251.
  2. Cohen BA, Gale JT, Mendelson DS, Mitty HA (1985). "Computer tomography demonstration of pulmonary artery calcification in Eisenmenger's syndrome". J Comput Tomogr. 9 (2): 153–6. doi:10.1016/0149-936x(85)90012-8. PMID 3987335.
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