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Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection of left pulmonary veins to brachiocephalic vein evaluated by multislice computed tomography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20104182     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage with intact atrial septum is a rare congenital anomaly. We report the case of a 47-year-old woman who recently had dyspnea on exertion and was found to have pulmonary hypertension, right atrial enlargement and right ventricular enlargement by two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography. Multislice computed tomography demonstrated anomalous venous drainage of the left lung into the brachiocephalic vein with an intact interatrial septum. This case illustrates the importance of multislice computed tomography in determining extracardiac vascular malformations.
Ramazan Akdemir; Mustafa M Balci; Alimdar Simsek; Necdet Poyraz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-30     Completed Date:  2011-01-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  850-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ahi Evren Research and Edücation Hospital, Trabzon, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Brachiocephalic Veins / abnormalities*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Vascular Malformations / radiography*

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