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Azygos vein agenesis and PAPVR: a potential surgical hazard.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9436588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 15-year-old boy underwent surgical correction of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (right upper and middle lobe veins) into the high superior vena cava with an intact atrial septum using entirely autologous tissue. The rare association of azygos vein agenesis and partial anomalous pulmonary venous return should be emphasized to prevent the inadvertent inclusion of the anomalous systemic vein (hemiazygos vein) into the pulmonary venous circuit during the surgical repair.
M D Black; R M Freedom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-10     Completed Date:  1998-02-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1829-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiology, The Hospital for Sick Children and The University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Azygos Vein / abnormalities*
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*,  surgery
Vena Cava, Superior / surgery

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