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Anomalous subaortic position of the brachiocephalic vein (innominate vein): an echocardiographic study.
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PMID:  2271346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 24 (0.98%) of 2457 patients with congenital heart disease the brachiocephalic vein was in an anomalous position below the aortic arch. This is a much higher proportion of such cases than reported so far. This high frequency may arise from differences in the study population and the method of diagnosis. This venous anomaly was more common in patients with tetralogy of Fallot or ventricular septal defect with pulmonary atresia. Patients with the venous anomaly were more likely to have a right aortic arch. The anomalous course of the brachiocephalic vein from the neck to the junction of the superior vena cava was shown by cross sectional echocardiography. In doubtful cases, Doppler study usually clarified the anatomical arrangement.
J Y Choi; M J Jung; Y H Kim; C I Noh; Y S Yun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-25     Completed Date:  1991-02-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  385-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities,  ultrasonography
Brachiocephalic Veins / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography
Child, Preschool
Echocardiography, Doppler
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications

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