Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

K Wang, SSS Lo, KW Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2002;5:39-42

The characteristic imaging features of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension are described. This is a very rare disorder; prompt surgical treatment affords good results. The complementary use of the ventilation/perfusion scan and CT pulmonary angiogram in diagnosis, and exclusion of other differential diagnoses, are emphasised.