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Anomalous subaortic course of the left brachiocephalic (innominate) vein: echocardiographic diagnosis and report of an unusual association.
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PMID:  12018721     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Subaortic left brachiocephalic, or innominate, vein is an uncommon finding in congenital heart disease, usually associated with obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract. We describe our experience with 14 patients in whom the lesion was identified echocardiographically, 12 of them with right ventricular obstruction, one with totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection in the absence of obstruction to the right ventricular outflow tract, and the final one with a normal heart. A precise diagnosis of this venous anomaly is of great importance, since it needs to be differentiated from a central pulmonary artery, a pulmonary venous confluence, or an ascending vertical vein in totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection. In patients referred for surgery without catheterization, an incorrect echocardiographic diagnosis could lead to disastrous surgical results.
Samira Morhy Borges Leal; Jose L Andrade; Mirna de Souza; Andressa Mussi Soares; Glaucia M Penha Tavares; Jorge Yussef Afiune; Vitor Coimbra Guerra; Lea M Ferreira Demarchi; Wilson Mathias
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1047-9511     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-20     Completed Date:  2002-11-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart Institute, University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Brachiocephalic Veins / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography*
Child, Preschool
Echocardiography, Doppler / methods*
Heart Defects, Congenital / epidemiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / epidemiology,  ultrasonography
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / epidemiology,  ultrasonography
Retrospective Studies
Sensitivity and Specificity
Sex Distribution
Tetralogy of Fallot / epidemiology,  ultrasonography
Treatment Outcome

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