Improvement after angioplasty and stenting of pulmonary arteries due to sarcoid mediastinal fibrosis

Hamilton-Craig, C. R., Slaughter, R., McNeil, K., Kermeen, F. and Walters, D. L. (2009) Improvement after angioplasty and stenting of pulmonary arteries due to sarcoid mediastinal fibrosis. Heart Lung and Circulation, 18 3: 222-225. doi:10.1016/j.hlc.2007.12.006


Author Hamilton-Craig, C. R.
Slaughter, R.
McNeil, K.
Kermeen, F.
Walters, D. L.
Title Improvement after angioplasty and stenting of pulmonary arteries due to sarcoid mediastinal fibrosis
Journal name Heart Lung and Circulation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1443-9506
1444-2892
Publication date 2009-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.hlc.2007.12.006
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 222
End page 225
Total pages 4
Place of publication Chatswood, NSW, Australia
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract We describe a series of cases referred to our institution with working diagnoses of chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) for consideration of surgical pulmonary thrombo-endarterectomy (PTE). Investigations in two cases revealed extrinsic compression of the pulmonary arteries from massive mediastinal lymphadenopathy (mediastinal fibrosis) due to underlying sarcoidosis. Angioplasty and stenting of the pulmonary arteries were performed in all cases with sustained haemodynamic and functional improvement. This highlights the value of new imaging modalities in delineating causes of pulmonary hypertension, and demonstrates an interventional approach for selected cases.
Keyword Mediastinal fibrosis
Sarcoidosis
Pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary artery stenting
Pulmonary angioplasty
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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