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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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CASE REPORTS CARDIAC SECTION
The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2006 February;47(1):75-8
Anomalous dual drainage of the right pulmonary veins in a patient with cor triatriatum: report of a case without scimitar sign
Tansel T., Harmandar B., Dayioglu E., Onursal E.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul University Istanbul, Turkey
The majority of patients with partial anomalous drainage of pulmonary veins are asymptomatic during infancy and childhood. Patients with significant left-to-right shunt develop symptoms and benefit from early corrective surgery. Anomalous pulmonary veins draining into inferior vena cava is very rare and frequently encountered in association with scimitar syndrome. The purpose of this case report is to describe a non-scimitar patient with cor triatriatum who had anomalous dual drainage of right pulmonary veins into inferior vena cava/left atrium and anomalous connection of persistent left superior vena cava with a common pulmonary venous chamber. The patient underwent an operation with redirection of anomalous pulmonary venous drainage into left atrium and ligation of persistent left superior vena cava.