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Large patent ductus arteriosus in an adult complicated by pulmonary endarteritis and embolic lung abscess

Heart International 2011;6(2):e16 https://doi.org/10.4081/hi.2011.e16

Abstract

Patent ductus arteriosus in the adult is an extremely rare clinical phenomenon. We report the case of a 34-year old man who developed pulmonary endarteritis and subsequent embolic lung abscess secondary to a large patent ductus arteriosus. This brief report also provides an overview of the natural history, potential complications, optimal therapy, and diagnostic dilemmas associated with this persistent congenital cardiac defect in adults.

Keywords

Patent ductus arteriosus, pulmonary endarteritis, embolism, lung abscess.

Acknowledgements

The authors will like to thank Dr Tarun Mittal, consultant cardiothoracic radiologist, for providing the images and advice aimed at improving the quality of the manuscript.

Received

May 22, 2011

Accepted

2011-09-19T00:00:00

Published Online

December 01, 2011

Correspondence

Shahzad G. Raja, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Harefield Hospital Hill End Road, Harefield, UB9 6JH, London, UK. Tel. +44.1895828550 - Fax: +44.1895828992 E-mail: drrajashahzad@hotmail.com

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