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Disparity between the arrangement of the abdominal vessels and the bronchial tree and atrial appendages in a patient with mirror-imaged venous return

  • Nikos D. Soukias (a1), Elliot A. Shinebourne (a1) and Julene S. Carvalho (a1)

Summary

Either arrangement of the abdominal vessels or the morphology of the bronchial tree are usually used to predict atrial arrangement. We report a patient in whom, in the setting of normal physiology as seen with mirror-imaged venous return, and due to disparity between the arrangement of the abdominal vessels (suggestive of right isomerism) and thoracic arrangement (indicative for left isomerism), atrial arrangement could not be inferred. Direct echocardiographic imaging of both appendages revealed left isomerism.

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J.S. Carvalho, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, LondonSW3 6NP. Tel. 0171-3518541; Fax. 0171-3518544.

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Disparity between the arrangement of the abdominal vessels and the bronchial tree and atrial appendages in a patient with mirror-imaged venous return

  • Nikos D. Soukias (a1), Elliot A. Shinebourne (a1) and Julene S. Carvalho (a1)

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