Non-valvular main pulmonary artery vegetation associated with aortopulmonary window

Ünal M., Tuncer C., Serçe K., Bostan M., GÖKÇE M., EREM C.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.50, no.3, pp.241-244, 1995 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-244
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We present a 32-year-old female with aortopulmonary window and vegetation of non-valvular main pulmonary artery. The aortopulmonary window is a rare congenital disease in which the aorta and pulmonary arteries are communicated by a defect of variable diameter. The pulmonic valve is the least commonly involved valve in bacterial endocarditis, but there is no vegetation of non-valvular main pulmonary artery in the literature. Colour duplex sonography showed an aortopulmonary window with aortic regurgitation. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging demonstrating the vegetation on the wall of main pulmonary artery, is an useful and complementary method, and can be used for demonstration of congenital and acquired cardiovascular pathologies including aortopulmonary window and subpulmonic or suprapulmonic vegetations.