Levoatriocardinal vein with normal intracardiac anatomy and pulmonary venous return

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

ANNALS OF PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY, cilt.4, sa.2, ss.183-185, 2011 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/0974-2069.84667
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.183-185


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.