A strange pneumonia

Pasquale Assennato, Antonino Mignano, Giuseppina Novo, Salvatore Novo, Michele Pilato, Sergio Sciacca, Salvatore Novo, Antonino Mignano, Riccardo Di Miceli, Giuseppina Novo, Marco Guglielmo, Salvatore Evola, Antonino Rotolo, Pasquale Assennato, Marco Guglielmo, Riccardo Di Miceli, Salvatore Evola

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Abstract

We report the case of a 62-year-old man with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction complicated by partial rupture of the antero-lateral papillary muscle in which severe mitral regurgitation with lateralized direction towards the right pulmonary veins gave unilateral pulmonary oedema, resembling an acute pneumonia.Unilateral pulmonary oedema is a rare entity, more frequently appearing as opacity of the right lung and always associated with severe mitral regurgitation. It is very important to suspect and promptly recognize unilateral pulmonary oedema because initial misdiagnosis leads to a delay in the initiation of appropriate treatment and to an increased risk of mortality.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)815-817
Numero di pagine3
RivistaJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume18
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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