Abnormal venous connection between the left upper pulmonary vein and the left brachiocephalic vein, associated with rheumatic combined valvular heart disease

Heart and Vessels
K Iga, K Hori

Abstract

A case of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) associated with mitral stenosis and aortic regurgitation is described. The diagnostic clue was radiocardiography using radioiodide serum albumin (RISA), our routine procedure before cardiac catheterization. The abnormal vessel connected with both the left upper pulmonary vein (PV) and the left brachiocephalic vein, without a stenotic lesion. Aortic valve replacement, open mitral commissurotomy, and simple ligation of the anomalous vein were successfully performed.

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Aortic Valve Structure
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