Anomalous Right Upper Lobe Venous Drainage

Domenico Galetta, Giulia Veronesi, Francesco Leo, Piergiorgio Solli, Lorenzo Spaggiari

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Anomalous pulmonary venous return is a rare congenital anomaly mainly involving the right lung and is often associated with congenital intracardiac malformations as atrial septal defect. We report a case of anomalous right upper lobe venous drainage resulting in two right upper lobe veins draining into the azygous vein and into the confluence between superior vena cava and azygous vein, respectively. Preoperative identification of such an aberrant venous drainage is useful for avoiding unexpected intraoperative bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2272-2274
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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