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Brain abscess associated with isolated left superior vena cava draining into the left atrium in the absence of coronary sinus and atrial septal defect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16362465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A previously healthy 12-year-old girl presented with severe headache for 2 weeks. On physical examination, there was finger clubbing without apparent cyanosis. Neurological examination revealed only papiledema without focal neurologic signs. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging showed the characteristic features of brain abscess in the left frontal lobe. Cardiologic workup to exclude a right-to-left shunt showed an abnormality of the systemic venous drainage: presence of isolated left superior vena cava draining into the left atrium in the absence of coronary sinus and atrial septal defect. This anomaly is rare, because only a few other cases have been reported.
Ilknur Erol; I Ilker Cetin; Füsun Alehan; Birgül Varan; Süleyman Ozkan; A Muhtesem Agildere; Kursad Tokel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0174-1551     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:    2006 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-11     Completed Date:  2006-09-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  454-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology Unit, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Abscess / complications*,  diagnosis*
Contrast Media
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Atria / abnormalities*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications*,  diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*
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0/Contrast Media

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