Bronchial Circulation in Severe Multiple Peripheral Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
Case Report Illustrating the Origin of Continuous Murmur
In an infant with severe, multiple, peripheral pulmonary artery stenoses angiography clearly demonstrated enlarged tortuous bronchial arteries, especially in the right lung, where a major tortuosity corresponded closely to the point of maximal intensity of a loud continuous murmur. Increased bronchial circulation may be responsible for continuous murmurs in patients with severe multiple peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis.
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