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Bilateral pulmonary varicosities associated with coarctation of the aorta
  1. Ghassan Rizk,
  2. Rafik Melhem,
  3. Ibrahim Dagher
  1. Department of Radiology, American University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
  2. Department of Surgery, American University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon


    Varicosities of the pulmonary vein are rare. Twenty-eight cases confirmed anatomically or by angiography have been reported. In this paper the authors report a rather unique patient who had bilateral varices of the lungs in conjunction with coarctation of the aorta. The plain film and angiographic features of pulmonary varices are discussed. A brief review of the cases reported previously is also presented.

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