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Echocardiographic demonstration of an unusual pulmonary venous pathway in a patient with left ventricular inflow obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1510863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A newborn infant with mitral atresia and a restrictive patent foramen ovale had normal pulmonary venous connection to the left atrium demonstrated by echocardiography. However, pulmonary venous blood then coursed through an unusual pathway in the roof of the left atrium into the right atrium. This case illustrates the need for the echocardiographer to be reminded of and then search for unusual drainage pathways in cases of left ventricular inflow obstruction, even when the pulmonary veins connect normally.
M Hammerli; T R Kimball; R A Meyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:    1992 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-01     Completed Date:  1992-10-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Circulation*
Echocardiography, Doppler*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications,  physiopathology
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Veins / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Ventricular Outflow Obstruction / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*

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