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Recurrent pneumonia and a normal heart: late complication after repair of hemianomalous pulmonary venous drainage-a cautionary tale.
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PMID:  20224656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Hemianomalous pulmonary venous drainage with intact atrial septum is a rare congenital anomaly and reports of its surgical repair and the long-term complications related to the correction are only infrequently encountered in the literature. We report the case of a patient with hemianomalous pulmonary venous drainage and intact atrial septum who underwent surgical repair using a pericardial baffle and creation of an "atrial septal defect" aged 15 years. Dyspnoea and recurrent chest infections started 7 months after surgery when he was seen by a respiratory physician without cardiac followup. He presented again aged 28 years with a recurrent pneumonia investigated over 6 weeks and heart pronounced normal from examination and echocardiography. Correct diagnosis was made in Grown Up Congenital Heart (GUCH) clinic stimulating review of data and catheterisation with pulmonary artery angiography which confirmed it. We feel that this case highlights the importance of specialist care and followup for GUCH patients.
Maryanne Caruana; Victor Grech; Jane Somerville
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in medicine     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1687-9635     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Med     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-12     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101512910     Medline TA:  Case Rep Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  930589     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Mater Dei Hospital, Birkirkara Bypass, Birkirkara MSD2090, Malta.
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