A Diagnostic Pitfall
Pulmonary varix is a rare lesion consisting of aneurysmal dilatation of a pulmonary vein. Its radiologic appearance may be indistinguishable from a neoplasm, granuloma, or pulmonary arteriovenous fistula. Pulmonary angiography with follow-up through the venous phase is the only method of diagnosis. Reported herein is an illustrative case.
- Received November 29, 1973.
- Accepted January 7, 1974.
- © 1974 American Heart Association, Inc.