"Absent" pulmonary artery in one adult and five pediatric patients: imaging, embryology, and therapeutic implications.

@article{Apostolopoulou2002AbsentPA,
  title={"Absent" pulmonary artery in one adult and five pediatric patients: imaging, embryology, and therapeutic implications.},
  author={Sotiria C Apostolopoulou and Nikolaos Kelekis and Elias N. Brountzos and Spyridon Rammos and Dimitrios Kelekis},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2002},
  volume={179 5},
  pages={1253-60}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to present serial clinical and imaging findings for the "absent" pulmonary artery. Data from six patients with this condition (five unilateral cases and one bilateral case) provide evidence concerning its embryology and illustrate the therapeutic implications of surgical intervention. CONCLUSION In our series, we found the anatomy of the absent pulmonary artery to be consistent with a distal ductal origin and involution of the proximal sixth aortic… CONTINUE READING