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Journal of Medical Ultrasonics

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1985 - Vol.12

Vol.12 No.04

Case Report(症例報告)

(0348 - 0353)


Echocardiographic Examination for Origin of the Right Pulmonary Artery from the Ascending Aorta

山岸 真理1, 田中 明彦1, 安喰 弘1, 小松 作蔵1, 池田 和男2

Makoto YAMAGISHI1, Akihiko TANAKA1, Hiroshi AJIKI1, Sakuzo KOMATSU1, Kazuo IKEDA2

1札幌医科大学胸部外科, 2札幌医科大学小児科

1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sapporo Medical College, 2Department of Pediatrics, Sapporo Medical College

キーワード : Origin of the right pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta, Two-dimensional echocardiography, Pulsed Doppler echocardiography

 wo-dimensional echocardiography was performed in a case where the right pulmonary artery originated from the ascending aorta. The abnormal echo with a tubular structure was found by echocardiography. Echocardiogram revealed that this tubular structure continued to the ascending aorta and was connected to it at the right posterior position. This abnormal echo was recognized as an echo of the right pulmonary artery by angiography, retrospectively. Surgical correction was carried out by anastomosis of the right pulmonary artery to the main pulmonary artery by use of a graft which was placed over the aorta. Postoperative echocardiogram showed the disappearance of the abnormal echo. The graft echo was present over the ascending aorta. The blood flow was studied by Doppler echocardiography. It disclosed the turbulent flow of the blood stream from the main pulmonary artery to the right pulmonary artery through the graft. This was confirmed by digital subtraction angiography. The diagnosis of this disease using two-dimensional echocardiography can be started by visualizing the abnormal echo with a tubular structure which continued to the ascending aorta. The Doppler echocardiography may be useful as a noninvasive technique to verify whether the graft is patent or not, postoperatively.