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Unroofed coronary sinus and persistent left superior vena cava.
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PMID:  16837247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a case of unroofed coronary sinus and persistent left superior vena cava discovered during an echocardiographic investigation for dilated pulmonary artery. An unroofed coronary sinus is a rare interatrial shunt that is commonly associated with a persistent left superior vena cava. The latter is a usual cause of a dilated coronary sinus. The detection of a dilated coronary sinus should therefore prompt the search for abnormal coronary sinus drainage and other cardiac abnormalities. The treatment of unroofed coronary sinus and persistent left superior vena cava is undertaken only after assessing the pre- and post-treatment haemodynamics of all co-existing abnormalities.
P K Kong; F Ahmad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-07-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1525-2167     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-23     Completed Date:  2008-01-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  398-401     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, Pensnett Road, Dudley DY1 2HQ, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / ultrasonography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Defects, Congenital / ultrasonography*
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*
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