Isolated large vessel pulmonary vasculitis as a cause of chronic obstruction of the pulmonary arteries

Guy Hagan, Deepa Gopalan, Colin Church, Doris Rassl, Chetan Mukhtyar, Trevor Wistow, Chim Lang, Pasupathy Sivasothy, Susan Stewart, David Jayne, Karen Shearer, Steven Tsui, David P Jenkins, Joanna Pepke-Zaba

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    Abstract

    Isolated pulmonary artery involvement by large vessel vasculitis is rare. This case report describes two patients with large vessel pulmonary vasculitis initially thought to have chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension who had their diagnosis revised following pulmonary endarterectomy surgery. Advances in imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have permitted complementary radiological methods of diagnosis and follow up of large vessel disease and these are discussed in conjunction with the immunosuppressive and operative management of these patients.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)425-429
    Number of pages5
    JournalPulmonary Circulation
    Volume1
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • large vessel vasculitis

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    Hagan, G., Gopalan, D., Church, C., Rassl, D., Mukhtyar, C., Wistow, T., Lang, C., Sivasothy, P., Stewart, S., Jayne, D., Shearer, K., Tsui, S., Jenkins, D. P., & Pepke-Zaba, J. (2011). Isolated large vessel pulmonary vasculitis as a cause of chronic obstruction of the pulmonary arteries. Pulmonary Circulation, 1(3), 425-429. https://doi.org/10.4103/2045-8932.87312