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'Natural Conduit' between two atria associated with atrial septal defect.
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PMID:  16047117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Herein, we present a case of 46 years old woman with an extracardiac venous connection between two atria associated with secundum type atrial septal defect (ASD). This interatrial tunnel was not recognized by both transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiographic examinations. Computed tomography suspected a blood flow from right inferior pulmonary vein to inferior caval vein. Consequently, the patient underwent cardiac catheterization. Angiography revealed a tunnel between left and right atrium. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a case with venous tunnel between two atria associated with secundum type ASD in the literature.
Mehmet Kanadaşi; Nazan Ozbarlas; Mustafa Demirtaş; Ayhan Usal; Onur Akpinar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of cardiovascular imaging     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1569-5794     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-01     Completed Date:  2006-08-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100969716     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Cukurova University, 01330 Adana, Balcali, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Atria / pathology,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Heart Catheterization
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Circulation
Pulmonary Veins / pathology,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vena Cava, Inferior / pathology,  radiography,  ultrasonography

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