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Anomalous Lobar Pulmonary Vein Resembling Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation

Chwang, Wilson B. MD, PhD*; Mendez, Michael MD; McVinnie, David MD*

Journal of Thoracic Imaging:
doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e31823a8f21
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We present a case report of a 72-year-old man with an anomalous lobar pulmonary vein which was initially misdiagnosed as a pulmonary arteriovenous malformation on chest computed tomography. This uncommon condition was correctly diagnosed during pulmonary angiography performed as workup for the computed tomography finding. In this report, we describe the imaging findings in this case and discuss congenital anomalies of the pulmonary veins.

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Departments of *Radiology

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Reprints: Wilson B. Chwang, MD, PhD, Department of Radiology K3, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W., Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202 (e-mail:

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.