Air around the pulmonary vein: An unusual finding in a patient with blunt thoracic trauma

Settimo Caruso, Luigi Maruzzelli, Roberto Miraglia, Mariapina Milazzo, Angelo Luca, Bruno Gridelli

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Abstract

Traumatic thoracic injuries and related complications have a mortality of 15.5-25%. We present a case of a 30-year-old with blunt thoracic trauma, massive edema of the lung, and laceration of the middle lobe, associated with air around the pulmonary vein, evaluated with multidetector computed tomography. To the best of our knowledge, air around the pulmonary vein has not been previously described in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-64
Number of pages2
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

Keywords

  • ARDS
  • Blunt trauma
  • Pulmonary laceration
  • Pulmonary vein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Emergency Medicine

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