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Complete right-to-left shunt on lung perfusion SPECT results in the detection of a persistent left vena cava superior draining to the left atrium

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G Ceulemans ,

Department of Nuclear Medicine, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
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H Everaert,

Department of Nuclear Medicine, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
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D Verdries,

Department of Radiology, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
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T Lahoutte,

Department of Nuclear Medicine, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
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B Ilsen

Department of Radiology, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
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Abstract

In order to exclude acute pulmonary embolism, a lung perfusion scintigraphy was performed in a 53-year-old male, with a history of Fallot’s tetralogy. He had been immobilized because of a tibial fracture and complained of worsening chest pain and dyspnea.

How to Cite: Ceulemans G, Everaert H, Verdries D, Lahoutte T, Ilsen B. Complete right-to-left shunt on lung perfusion SPECT results in the detection of a persistent left vena cava superior draining to the left atrium. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2012;95(5):334. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.744
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Published on 01 Sep 2012.
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