Lung India

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Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 157--159

Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis: An unusual cause of primary pulmonary hypertension in a child with characteristic computed tomography imaging features


D Manjubashini1, K Nagarajan1, B Rajesh Kumar2 
1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. K Nagarajan
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 600 506
India

Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis (PCH) is a rare cause of primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) diagnosed in children and young adults with a nonspecific clinical presentation of dyspnea, cough, chest pain, and fatigue. It is characterized by extensive proliferation of pulmonary capillaries within alveolar septa. The imaging features include diffuse centrilobular ground-glass opacities with features of pulmonary hypertension. We present a case of PCH in an 11-year-old boy who was diagnosed with PPH in echocardiography and referred for diagnostic imaging.


How to cite this article:
Manjubashini D, Nagarajan K, Rajesh Kumar B. Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis: An unusual cause of primary pulmonary hypertension in a child with characteristic computed tomography imaging features.Lung India 2019;36:157-159


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Manjubashini D, Nagarajan K, Rajesh Kumar B. Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis: An unusual cause of primary pulmonary hypertension in a child with characteristic computed tomography imaging features. Lung India [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 21 ];36:157-159
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