A complex pulmonary vein varix -Diagnosis with ECG gated MDCT, MRI and invasive pulmonary angiography

Zuzana Berecova, Vladimír Neuschl, Peter Boruta, Jozef Masura, Eduard Ghersin

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A case of an asymptomatic 32-year-old male with a complex congenital pulmonary vein varix is reported herein. Chest X-ray incidentally revealed a tubular opacity passing from the periphery of the left lingula to the mediastinum. ECG gated multidetector computed tomography showed the opacity to be a vessel emptying into the left atrium via the left superior pulmonary vein. In addition, a second vascular structure was noted within the posterior mediastinum that was emptying into the same pulmonary vein. These findings were also confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging, 4D magnetic resonance angiography and invasive arterial angiography. Based on multimodality imaging findings the diagnosis of complex congenital pulmonary venous varix with posterior mediastinal extension was established.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-16
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • Mediastinal tissue
  • Mediastinum
  • Pulmonary vein varix
  • Varix
  • Venous structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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