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An unusual case of partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12221420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage where the left upper and lower pulmonary veins drain into a separate posterior left atrial (LA) chamber before continuing as a vertical ascending vein. The vertical vein then joins the left innominate vein, which eventually drains into a normal right-sided superior vena cava. There was no fenestration or communication between this posterior chamber and the true LA. The true LA contained the fossa ovale and LA appendage. The right upper and lower pulmonary veins drain normally into the true LA. To our knowledge, this is the first case where the left upper and lower pulmonary veins drain into a separate posterior LA chamber before continuing into a vertical vein. The diagnosis was initially made with transesophageal echocardiography and confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. The patient later underwent successful corrective operation.
Authors:
Hiok C Tan; Gregory B Cranney; Bruce F French; Edward K Chow; Francesca Chow; Dominic Y Leung
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-10     Completed Date:  2003-01-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  997-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Liverpool Hospital, University of New South Wales, Liverpool, NSW, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*,  pathology,  ultrasonography

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