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Late desaturation due to giant azygous vein 16 years after bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis

  • Pritish K. Bagul (a1), Arvind S. Singh (a1) and Prafulla G. Kerkar (a1)

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We present a rare late manifestation of systemic venous collaterals in a 17-year-old female, 16 years after bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis, resulting in clinically unacceptable desaturation with progressive effort intolerance and cyanosis.

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Correspondence to: P. K. Bagul, Department of Cardiology, CVTC Building, E. Borges Road, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 422012, India. Tel: +91 961 944 5255; Fax: +91 22 24116732; E-mail: pritishbagul@yahoo.co.in

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1. Gross, GJ, Jonas, RA, Castaneda, AR, Hanley, FL, Mayer, JE, Bridges, ND. Maturational and hemodynamic factors predictive of increased cyanosis following bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis. Am J Cardiol 1994; 74: 705709.
2. Magee, AG, McCrindle, BW, Mawson, J, Benson, LN, Williams, WG, Freedom, RM. Systemic venous collateral development after the bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis. J Am Coll Cardiol 1998; 32: 502508.

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Late desaturation due to giant azygous vein 16 years after bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis

  • Pritish K. Bagul (a1), Arvind S. Singh (a1) and Prafulla G. Kerkar (a1)

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