Levoatriocardinal vein in D-transposition of the great arteries

Cardiology in the Young
Shreya MoodleySanjiv Gandhi


The levoatriocardinal vein is the embryological remnant of the connection between the pulmonary and systemic venous systems. It is a rare lesion that usually occurs in the presence of left-sided obstruction, developing as a pathway for decompression of the pulmonary veins. We report the first case of a levoatriocardinal vein in a patient with D-transposition of the great arteries.


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