Pulmonary vein thrombosis is rarely detected in patients with cancer, lung lobectomy, trauma and so on. We report the case of idiopathic pulmonary vein thrombosis complicated with coronary heart disease. A-57-year-old man with suspected coronary heart disease underwent computed tomography coronary angiography. He did not show any sign of malignancy in lung or other organs. Multi-detector row computed tomography demonstrated 3-dimensional images for the thrombi in bilateral lower pulmonary veins besides an old anterior myocardial infarction. Previously, few reports have described the detection of pulmonary vein thrombosis, however, multi-detector row computed tomography was thought to be useful for detecting and evaluating pulmonary vein thrombosis. © 2011 Japanese College of Cardiology.
Komatsu, S., Kamata, T., Imai, A., Miyaji, K., Ohara, T., Takewa, M., … Kodama, K. (2011). Idiopathic pulmonary vein thrombosis complicated with old myocardial infarction detected by multidetector row computed tomography. Journal of Cardiology Cases, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jccase.2011.01.009