Persistent left superior vena cava in association with sinus venosus defect type of atrial septal defect and partial pulmonary venous return on 64-MDCT

Bansal, Disha and Koteshwara, Prakashini and Shetty, Ranjan K (2014) Persistent left superior vena cava in association with sinus venosus defect type of atrial septal defect and partial pulmonary venous return on 64-MDCT. BMJ Case Report. pp. 1-4. ISSN 1757-790X

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Abstract

The most common venous abnormality of the thorax is persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC), incidence being less than 0.5%. However, with congenital heart disease, it is about 6.1%. When the coronary sinus is dilated always search for PLSVC. The coronary sinus may communicate with the left atrium. This is known as an unroofed coronary sinus (UCS) and preoperatively documenting it is important. Of all the congenital cardiac anomalies, the sinus venosus defect (SVD) type of atrial septal defect (ASD) is most commonly associated with PLSVC and accounts for 4–11% of all ASDs. Multidetector CT can easily show all these abnormalities along with haemodynamics. On transoesophageal echocardiography it is difficult to characterise SVD and visualise a coronary sinus because of a limited window, contrast resolution and poor patient compliance. The complex of UCS and PLSVC is one such abnormality and its treatment requires careful assessment of other concomitant cardiac abnormalities to prevent post-treatment haemodynamic complications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 09:42
Last Modified: 27 May 2016 09:42
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146171

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