Partial anomalous venous return associated with intact atrial septum and persistent left superior vena cava: a case report and literature review.

C. Rostagno, G. Diricatti, G. Galanti, R. P. Dabizzi, L. Dabizzi, C. Giglioli, L. Rega, G. F. Gensini

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Abstract

Left-sided partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) with an intact atrial septum is a rare cardiovascular anomaly. This report deals with the case of a 22-year-old woman who was referred to our Institution because of resting palpitation and exertional dyspnea. Two-dimensional echocardiography revealed right heart volume overload and a dilated coronary sinus. A left-sided PAPVR draining into a persistent left superior vena cava which, in turn, entered a dilated coronary sinus, was correctly detected by magnetic resonance imaging. Diagnosis was confirmed by cardiac catheterization. The literature on this subject is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalCardiologia
Volume44
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Rostagno, C., Diricatti, G., Galanti, G., Dabizzi, R. P., Dabizzi, L., Giglioli, C., Rega, L., & Gensini, G. F. (1999). Partial anomalous venous return associated with intact atrial septum and persistent left superior vena cava: a case report and literature review. Cardiologia, 44(2), 203-206.