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Giant coronary sinus and absent right superior vena cava.
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PMID:  21283975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is rare, it is the most common thoracic venous anomaly. The prevalence of PLSVC is 0.3 % in a general population and 10 % in patients with congenital heart disease. Diagnosis of PLSVC is usually incidental during cardiovascular imaging or surgery. Although PLSVC is usually not associated with any negative hemodynamic effect, it is important to be aware of its existence, since it may cause problems in central venous catheterization, pacemaker implantation and cardiopulmonary bypass. The overall proportion of absent right superior vena cava in patients with PLSVC is approximately 20 %. If PLSVC is associated with absence of the right superior vena cava, the coronary sinus may become gigantic due to excessive inflow. Herein, we report a case of PLSVC complicated by the absence of a right superior vena cava resulting in a giant coronary sinus.
M Yuce; N Kizilkan; E Kus; V Davutoglu; I Sari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  VASA. Zeitschrift für Gefässkrankheiten     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0301-1526     ISO Abbreviation:  VASA     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-01     Completed Date:  2011-03-23     Revised Date:  2012-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0317051     Medline TA:  Vasa     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Gaziantep University, School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / etiology*,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Coronary Sinus / pathology*,  ultrasonography
Sodium Chloride / diagnostic use
Vascular Malformations / complications*,  ultrasonography
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography
Reg. No./Substance:
7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

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