Normally connected anomalously draining obstructed pulmonary veins in an infant with mitral atresia: clinical presentation and catheter management

Pediatric Cardiology
M R EbeidJ A Joransen


A patient with hypoplastic left ventricle and double outlet right ventricle underwent pulmonary artery band as a newborn. At age 3 months, cardiac catheterization demonstrated complete closure of his atrial septal defect with decompression of the left atrium via a small levo-cardinal vein. Thus, he had normally connected, anomalously draining obstructed pulmonary veins. He underwent successful catheter intervention with excellent release of the obstruction. This rare finding and technical aspects of catheter intervention are discussed.


Jul 28, 2016·Pediatrics International : Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society·Taiyu HayashiHiroshi Ono

Related Concepts

Multiple Congenital Anomalies
Taussig-Bing Anomaly
Cardiac Catheterization Procedures
Congenital Heart Defects
Left Ventricular Structure
Mitral Valve
Pulmonary Veins
Benefit-Risk Assessment

Related Feeds

Birth Defects

Birth defects encompass structural and functional alterations that occur during embryonic or fetal development and are present since birth. The cause may be genetic, environmental or unknown and can result in physical and/or mental impairment. Here is the latest research on birth defects.

Blood And Marrow Transplantation

The use of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation or blood and marrow transplantation (bmt) is on the increase worldwide. BMT is used to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells. Here is the latest research on bone and marrow transplantation.