aorticopulmonary

aorticopulmonary

/aor·ti·co·pul·mo·nary/ (a-or″tĭ-ko-pool´mo-nar″e) pertaining to or lying between the aorta and pulmonary artery.

aortopulmonary

adjective Referring to both aortic and pulmonary structures considered together (e.g., blood vessels, valves, etc.).

Aorticopulmonary is a commonly used adjective and is the most direct translation of aortiopulmonale, the adjective sanctioned by the International Anatomical Nomenclature Committee. This precedent notwithstanding, the simpler aortopulmonary is preferred, as the letters “ic” are a convention dictated by euphonics (and should be used sparingly) and have waned from current use. The abbreviated form aorto is also widely used, as in aortogram, aortopathy, aortosclerosis and others.
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Therefore, secondary evidence of partial absence of the left pericardium is key in confirming the diagnosis such as excessive leftward deviation of the cardiac apex and lung interposed between the heart and diaphragm as well as lung extending between the aorta and pulmonary artery in the aorticopulmonary window, a finding considered pathognomonic for this condition (Figure 14).
Resection of parathyroid tumor in the aorticopulmonary window without prior neck exploration.
The absence of certain signs may help in excluding the diagnosis: loss of the aorticopulmonary window, abnormality of the aortic arch, rightward tracheal shift, and widening of the left paraspinal line without associated fracture.
Eisenmenger syndrome consists of pulmonary hypertension due to high pulmonary vascular resistance with reversed or bidirectional shunts at the aorticopulmonary, ventricular, or atrial levels (1).
5 93 VSD, PH, ES 12 M 6 12 85 VSD, PH, ES 13 F 9 29 120 Complete atrioventricular septal defect, common atrioventricular valve regurgitation, PDA, ES 14 M 17 45 172 CTGA, VSD, coronary abnormality, ES 15 F 22 50 150 Coarctation of aorta, PDA, aorticopulmonary window, ES 16 F 15 42.
In addition, a positron emission tomography scan (not shown) revealed increased uptake in the aorticopulmonary window lymph node and the left lung nodule.