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Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava Draining into Left Atrium as a Cause of Persistent Systemic Desaturation after Surgery.
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PMID:  24372822     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) is a rare congenital anomaly which usually produces no physiologic derangements if it drains into the right atrium via the coronary sinus, but it may cause significant desaturation when it drains into the left atrium (LA). Failure to diagnose LSVC communicating with the LA preoperatively may lead to serious consequences. We are describing an interesting case of a boy who presented with systemic desaturation due to an undetected LSVC after having undergone corrective surgery for atrioventricular canal defect. We have demonstrated that echocardiography with agitated saline contrast is a simple, accurate, and inexpensive diagnostic modality.
Ashish Agarwal; Ravindranath K S; Navin Agrawal; Soumya Patra; Neena Agarwal; C N Manjunath
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-12-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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