Repair of an unusual type of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection

Kevin W. Lobdell, Henry L. Walters, Vijaya Joshi, Robert D. Ross, Mehdi Hakimi

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A 9-day-old, 4.5-kg female infant was diagnosed with total anomalous pulmonary venous connections by echocardiography. The unusual nature of the pulmonary veins and their connections led to cardiac catheterization and angiography. Angiography demonstrated the left-sided veins connected, via a retropulmonary artery vertical vein, to the left inominate vein whereas the right-sided pulmonary veins connected to the right superior vena cava. We repaired this lesion uneventfully by creating a neo-common pulmonary vein and anastomosing this confluence to the left atrium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1517-1519
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1996


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