Hughes-Stovin syndrome—a rare entity with combination of venous thrombosis and multiple pulmonary arterial aneurysms

  • Mohd Ilyas
  • Tameem Ahmad Bhat
  • Ghanshyam Dev

Hughes-Stovin syndrome (HSS) is a rare radiological and clinical entity which may be life threatening, named after Hughes et al. who described the condition in 1959 [1]. It is characterized by deep venous thrombosis and multiple pulmonary artery aneurysms.

A 33-year-old male patient was referred for computed tomography (CT) angiographic evaluation of the pulmonary arteries and superior vena cava. The patient had history of deep venous thrombosis 3 years back and now, he presented with cough, breathlessness, chest pain, and intermittent bouts of hemoptysis. On clinical examination, a large number of venous collaterals in the chest and abdominal wall were noted with facial fullness and distended neck veins. Non-contrast CT followed by CT pulmonary angiogram was performed to see for the vascular system of the thorax to rule out pulmonary thromboembolism and superior venacaval obstruction. The CT pulmonary angiogram was obtained using 128 slice dual-source dual-energy CT scanner (Siemens...


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No animals were used in the study. All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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© Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiodiagnosis and ImagingGovernment Medical CollegeJammuIndia

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