Levoatriocardinal vein with normal intracardiac anatomy and pulmonary venous return


Odemis E., Akdeniz C., Saygili Ö. , Karaci A. R.

ANNALS OF PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY, vol.4, no.2, pp.183-185, 2011 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0974-2069.84667
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-185

Abstract

Levoatriocardinal vein (LACV) is characterized by an abnormal connection between pulmonary and systemic venous return. This extremely rare cardiac malformation is usually associated with left-sided obstructive lesions including mitral atresia, hypoplastic left-heart syndrome, and abnormal pulmonary venous connection. Patients may have low systemic cardiac output and pulmonary venous obstruction symptoms. In this manuscript, we report a case with LACV and normal pulmonary venous return with absence of any intracardiac pathology. LACV was demonstrated with echocardiography, angiography, and computed tomography. Surgical correction was made successfully.