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Morphological features of the levoatriocardinal (or pulmonary-to-systemic collateral) vein.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8108295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three cases with an anomalous pulmonary-to-systemic collateral vein (levoatriocardinal vein) connecting the left atrium or one of the pulmonary veins to a systemic vein are described. In two of these cases the atrial septum is intact, the left atrioventricular connection is absent (mitral atresia), and the anomalous vein is the escape channel for pulmonary venous return. In the remaining case, a muscular membrane divides the left atrium, separating the pulmonary venous component from the distal component. The collateral vein may be mistaken for the vertical vein that is associated with totally anomalous pulmonary venous connections, but in all our cases the pulmonary veins inserted normally into the left atrium. Cross-sectional echocardiography, including conventional and color flow Doppler mapping, should overcome potential difficulties in diagnosis.
C A Pinto; S Y Ho; A Redington; E A Shinebourne; R H Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric pathology / affiliated with the International Paediatric Pathology Association     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0277-0938     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Pathol     Publication Date:    1993 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-21     Completed Date:  1994-03-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303527     Medline TA:  Pediatr Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  751-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, National Heart and Lung Institute, London, England.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Circulation
Heart Atria / abnormalities,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Infant, Newborn
Mitral Valve / abnormalities,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Pulmonary Circulation
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography

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