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Case of persistent left superior vena cava draining via the left atrium with a normal coronary sinus utilizing cardiac CT.
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PMID:  22732204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
With an estimated incidence of ∼0.5%-2% of the population and 10% of patients with congenital heart disorders, persistent LSVC is the most common venous anomaly of the chest. Most drain via the right atrium. Rarely (7.5% of cases), the persistent LSVC may drain directly into the left atrium. These are typically seen with a coronary sinus type atrial septal defect with many investigators believing that, embryologically, a normal coronary sinus cannot exist in the setting of a persistent LSVC draining into the left atrium. There have been few case reports of this in the setting of a normal coronary sinus. With the assistance of cardiac CT, we were able to show the existence of this rare entity. The CT images provided guidance for a successful endovascular repair.
Erik Middlebrooks; David Wymer; Arun Chandran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1876-861X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101308347     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, 1600 Archer Avenue, Gainesville, FL, USA.
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