CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2015; 25(01): 35-43
DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.150138
Chest Radiology

Congenital bronchopulmonary vascular malformations, "sequestration" and beyond

Aparna Irodi
Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Shailesh M Prabhu
Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Reetu Amrita John
Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
RV Leena
Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
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Congenital bronchopulmonary vascular malformations (BPVMs) include a broad spectrum of disorders that involve abnormalities in the form of disruptions of normal communication and/or presence of abnormal communication between one or more of the three main systems of the lung, namely, the airways, arteries, and veins. The establishment of abnormal communications by means of small openings or anastomoses is termed as malinosculation. The aim of this pictorial essay is to illustrate the imaging appearances of the various types of pulmonary malinosculation.

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Article published online:
30 July 2021

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