Unexpected persistent left superior vena cava and absent right superior vena cava in situs solitus patient

Edward Gologorsky, Francisco Igor B. MacEdo, Enisa M. Carvalho, Radhika Govindaswamy, Tomas A. Salerno

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Abstract

We, herein, report a patient with persistent left superior vena cava with enlarged coronary sinus and absent right superior vena cava. This anomaly, diagnosed intraoperatively during the third open-heart surgery in the course of transesophageal echocardiography examination, was not mentioned during the patient's previous two cardiac operations. Challenges in intraoperative management and implications for subsequent treatments are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-45
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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