Acquired supravalvular pulmonary stenosis due to extrinsic compression by a metastatic thymic carcinoid tumor

Int J Card Imaging. 1996 Mar;12(1):61-3. doi: 10.1007/BF01798117.


Acquired pulmonary artery stenosis is rare. There are two main types, firstly intrinsic disease of the pulmonary valve itself, such as carcinoid heart disease. Secondly, extrinsic compression of the pulmonary artery from a mediastinal structure. We report a case of acquired pulmonary supravalvular stenosis due to extrinsic compression by carcinoid mediastinal tumor, confirmed by echocardiographic imaging/Doppler interrogation and computerized tomography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoid Tumor / complications*
  • Carcinoid Tumor / secondary
  • Constriction, Pathologic / diagnosis
  • Constriction, Pathologic / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / complications*
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / secondary
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Artery*
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / diagnosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / etiology*
  • Thymus Neoplasms / pathology