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Absent right and persistent left superior vena cava.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14609308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient is described presenting with atrial fibrillation. A dilated coronary sinus was found due to the presence of a persistent left superior caval vein. Absence of the right superior caval vein was suspected with contrast injection through an i.v. line in the right arm, and was confirmed with phlebography. No associated cardiac anomalies were found. Persistent left superior vena cava is a common anomaly, although simultaneous complete absence of the right superior vena cava is rare. The incidence, embryology, diagnosis and importance of this anomaly is discussed.
Tom Vydt; Frank Cools; Frank E Rademakers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-11     Completed Date:  2004-03-11     Revised Date:  2009-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
AZ KLINA, Department of Cardiology, Brasschaat, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / etiology*
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / complications*,  diagnosis
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*

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