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A rare case of a systemic-to-pulmonary veno-venous connection: a pause during development of pulmonary and systemic venous separation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 February 2017

Jae Gun Kwak*
Affiliation:
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Children’s Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Kyung-Hee Kim
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Sejong General Hospital, Bucheon, Republic of Korea
Chang-Ha Lee
Affiliation:
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sejong General Hospital, Bucheon, Republic of Korea
*
Correspondence to: J. G. Kwak, MD, PhD, Seoul National University Children’s Hospital, 101, Daehak-Ro, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 03080, Republic of Korea. Tel: +82 10 3221 5107; Fax: +82 2 764 3664; E-mail: switch.surgeon@gmail.com

Abstract

A 45-year-old man with dyspnoea and palpitations exhibited a unique systemic-to-pulmonary veno-venous connection on preoperative CT images. A window of 31.5-mm diameter was evident between the superior caval vein and the middle pulmonary vein, which was normally connected to the left atrium via a 30-mm-diameter orifice. The atrial septum was intact.

Type
Brief Report
Copyright
© Cambridge University Press 2017 

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