Ventilation-perfusion mismatch resulting from an aberrant systemic arterial supply to basal segments of the right lung


Yapar A. , Aydin M., Kilic D., Reyhan M., Tercan F., Sukan A.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.30, no.7, pp.521-522, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.rlu.0000167766.42536.2c
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.521-522

Abstract

A 30-year-old woman was referred for ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy to assess the cause of massive hemoptysis. Scintigraphy showed large segmental ventilation-perfusion mismatched defects in the superior, and lateral and posterior basal segments of the right lower lobe. High-resolution computed tomography was negative for pulmonary embolism. Bronchial angiography demonstrated an arterial malformation between the bronchial and pulmonary arteries.