Pulmonary Artery Interventions in Children

  • Mark J. Hogan


Pulmonary arteriography is an uncommon procedure in children. While there are no controlled studies in children comparing the efficacy of pulmonary arteriography versus CT angiography (CTA), data from the adult literature has been extrapolated and CTA has essentially replaced catheter arteriography for diagnosing pulmonary embolism (PE) (AJR Am J Roentgenol 192:1246–1252, 2009; AJR Am J Roentgenol 193:888–894, 2009). Most pulmonary arteriography at this time is performed for a planned intervention, particularly in the setting of an embolized foreign body (usually a catheter fragment), for attempted thrombolysis of a pulmonary embolism, or for the treatment of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations.


Pulmonary Artery Pulmonary Embolism Foreign Body Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Pulmonary Angiography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Nationwide Children’s HospitalThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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