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We present a coincidental finding of quadricuspid pulmonary valve and left pulmonary artery aneurysm. As both the pulmonary valve and the pulmonary trunk with its main branches are hard to visualise with cardiac ultrasound, most abnormalities described so far are from autopsy series. With the increasing use of CMR and its excellent potential for visualising both pulmonary valve and pulmonary arteries, we believe more cases will be discovered in the near future. Although pulmonary artery aneurysm are rare, timely detection may prevent lethal bleeding.
Movie I Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with cine balanced steady-state free precession sequence, perpendicular to the pulmonary valve showing a quadricuspid valve. (AVI 1854 kb)12471_2011_115_MOESM1_ESM.avi
Movie II Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with cine balanced steady-state free precession sequence, long-axis, oblique coronal view of the quadricuspid pulmonary valve, showing mild tot moderate regurgitation. (AVI 1773 kb)12471_2011_115_MOESM2_ESM.avi
Movie III Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with cine balanced steady-state free precession sequence, long-axis, oblique sagittal view of the quadricuspid pulmonary valve (90° angle planned on movie II) showing mild tot moderate regurgitation. (AVI 1734 kb)12471_2011_115_MOESM3_ESM.avi
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