Eurasian Journal of Pulmonology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43--45

Meandering pulmonary vein: Very rare incidental finding


Murat Serhat Aygun1, Mustafa Çalık2, Saniye Goknil Çalık3 
1 Department of Radiology, Health Sciences University, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey
2 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Health Sciences University, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey
3 Emergency and First Aid Program, Vocational School of Health Services, KTO Karatay University, Konya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mustafa Çalık
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Health Sciences University, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya
Turkey

Meandering pulmonary vein (MPV) is a rarely seen pulmonary vascular anomaly and confused with the scimitar syndrome which is more commonly seen. In this paper, we presented a case of left MPV which mimes arteriovenous malformation. A 30-year-old man was referred to our clinic for pulmonary nodule detected in routine evaluation before employment examination. Diagnosis of MPV was made by Pulmonary CT angiography. It showed abnormal drainage of upper lob pulmonary vein to the inferior pulmonary vein and form abnormal common pulmonary vein which shouldn't be exist. Because of any symptoms no further examination was recommended. According to our best knowledge to date only 17 cases reported in the literature. MPV diagnosis has been significantly changed by the means of advances in CT technology. Non-invasive diagnosis is possible with modern multisectional CT that clearly shows the anatomy of veins and enables the detailed MPV examination. Hereby, unnecessary radiological examination or surgery can be prevented.f veins and enables the detailed MPV examination.


How to cite this article:
Aygun MS, Çalık M, Çalık SG. Meandering pulmonary vein: Very rare incidental finding.Eurasian J Pulmonol 2018;20:43-45


How to cite this URL:
Aygun MS, Çalık M, Çalık SG. Meandering pulmonary vein: Very rare incidental finding. Eurasian J Pulmonol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Feb 26 ];20:43-45
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