Cardiothoracic Imaging
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Pulmonary hypertension

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Lateral radiograph
Follow-up radiograph


The radiograph demonstrates a convex portion of the left cardiac border just below the aortic knob and a very prominent lower right pulmonary artery segment at the hilum. The pulmonary vessels particularly of the left thorax show an abrupt tapering with much smaller distal vessels particularly visible in the left upper lobe. These findings are observed in cases of pulmonary hypertension (in this case an example of primary hypertension).


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