JAMES D. ROGGE, M.D.; MARVIN E. MISHKIN, M.D.; PASQUALE D. GENOVESE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Apparent enlargement of the pulmonary artery is seen on the chest roentgenogram in a number of different conditions. Among these are pulmonic stenosis, left-to-right shunts, primary pulmonary hypertension, mitral valve disease, idiopathic pulmonary artery dilatation, and mediastinal or pulmonary tumor. One congenital abnormality that simulates enlargement of the pulmonary artery has been reported so infrequently in the past that its roentgenographic appearance is not widely known. Knowledge of its appearance is a practical piece of information, and for that reason the following case is reported.
Patient S. S. is a 21-year-old white male referred to the Veterans Administration
ROGGE JD, MISHKIN ME, GENOVESE PD. Congenital Partial Pericardial Defect with Herniation of the Left Atrial Appendage. Ann Intern Med. ;64:137–141. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-1-137
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(1):137-141.
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