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Left-sided hepatic vein connected to the coronary sinus

  • László Király (a1), John E. Deanfield (a1) and Marc R. de Leval (a1)

Abstract

A left-sided hepatic vein connected to the coronary sinus is reported in a case of a 22-month-old boy with isomerism of the left atrial appendages, complete atrioventricular septal defect and azygous continuation of the inferior caval vein. The diagnosis of the anomalous hepatic vein was made intraoperatively and successful biventricular repair has been accomplished. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first communication on this peculiar entity diagnosed during life, notwithstanding Nabarro's description of a similar autopsy finding in 1903. Aspects of the development of this rare entity are discussed.

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Mr. Marc de Leval, Cardiothoracic Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, United Kingdom. Tel. 44-171-404-4383; Fax. 44-171-831-4931.

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Left-sided hepatic vein connected to the coronary sinus

  • László Király (a1), John E. Deanfield (a1) and Marc R. de Leval (a1)

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