Patent ductus arteriosus chest x ray

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor-In-Chief: Priyamvada Singh, M.B.B.S. [2], Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [3], Assistant Editor-In-Chief: Kristin Feeney, B.S. [4]

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The findings on chest x ray depends on the degree of shunting between left and right system.

Chest X Ray

Small-Sized PDA

Medium-Sized PDA

  • Occasionally, the ductus can be seen as a separate convexity between the aortic knob and the pulmonary artery segments.
  • Cardiomegaly related to left atrium and left ventricular volume overloads.
  • Increase in the pulmonary vascular markings.
  • The ascending aorta may be prominent due to increased flow.

Large-Sized PDA

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