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Published online: 2009-01-07
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case reports
Persistent left and absent right superior vena cava

Shi-Min Yuan, Ehud Raanani, Amihay Shinfeld, Alexander Kogan
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(12):1300-1301.

open access

Vol 66, No 12 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2009-01-07
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Persistent left and absent right superior vena cava is a rare congenital anomaly, which is usually asymptomatic and discovered incidentally. A 57-year-old female patient was referred to this hospital for valvular surgery. Preoperative echocardiography and computed tomography revealed the diagnosis of persistent left and absent right superior vena cava. Mitral and aortic valve replacements were successfuly performed using aortic and single inferior vena cava cannulations with antegrade cardioplegic infusion. Cardiovascular surgeons or cardiologists should be aware of its presence in advance of a pertinent manoeuvre.

Abstract

Persistent left and absent right superior vena cava is a rare congenital anomaly, which is usually asymptomatic and discovered incidentally. A 57-year-old female patient was referred to this hospital for valvular surgery. Preoperative echocardiography and computed tomography revealed the diagnosis of persistent left and absent right superior vena cava. Mitral and aortic valve replacements were successfuly performed using aortic and single inferior vena cava cannulations with antegrade cardioplegic infusion. Cardiovascular surgeons or cardiologists should be aware of its presence in advance of a pertinent manoeuvre.
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Keywords

persistent left superior vena cava; superior vena cava; valvular replacement

About this article
Title

Case reports
Persistent left and absent right superior vena cava

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 12 (2008)

Pages

1300-1301

Published online

2009-01-07

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(12):1300-1301.

Keywords

persistent left superior vena cava
superior vena cava
valvular replacement

Authors

Shi-Min Yuan
Ehud Raanani
Amihay Shinfeld
Alexander Kogan

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