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Chirurgia 2014 October;27(5):309-10

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An atretic anomalous hepatic vein connecting to right atrial appendage during atrial septal defect surgery

Kang Z., Chengming F., Jinfu Y.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2nd Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China


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An anomalous hepatic vein connecting directly to the right atrial appendage is unexpected found in a case of superior sinus venous atrial septal defect. The distal part of the vein is obliterated with no blood flow return to the heart. As a result, we cut and ligated the obliterated anomalous hepatic vein without obviously related complications.

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