Indian Journal of Medical Research

CLINICAL IMAGES
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 139  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 326-

A rare type of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return in late diagnosed patients


Ali Kemal Sivrioglu1, Güner Sönmez2,  
1 Department of Radiology, Aksaz Military Hospital, Mugla, Turkey
2 Department of Radiology GATA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Ali Kemal Sivrioglu
Department of Radiology, Aksaz Military Hospital, Mugla
Turkey




How to cite this article:
Sivrioglu AK, Sönmez G. A rare type of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return in late diagnosed patients.Indian J Med Res 2014;139:326-326


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Sivrioglu AK, Sönmez G. A rare type of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return in late diagnosed patients. Indian J Med Res [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 9 ];139:326-326
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A 55-year old woman was referred to the department of medicine, GATA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, in January 2013 with dyspnoea and chest pain. The patient's complaints were present for a long time (8-10 yr) but she did not consult the doctor. In her medical history there was mediastinal mass surgery when she was 30 years old. On the chest X-ray, evident cardiomegaly was seen. Echocardiography showed dilation in all heart chambers. There was decreased ejection fraction compatible with heart failure. On the contrast-enhanced chest computerized tomography (CECT), cardiomegaly and pulmonary artery dilatation were observed. In addition, all pulmonary veins of the left lung and some pulmonary veins of the right lung have joined to form an anomalous ascendant vertical vein in the subcarinal area [Figure 1]A, B). The vertical vein passing through the aortapulmonary window was localized adjacent to the left aortic arch. Consequently, it was seen draining into the left brachiocephalic vein. Some of the right lung pulmonary veins were draining into the right atrium [Figure 2]A, B). A diagnosis of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) was made. The patient was only treated for heart failure.{Figure 1}{Figure 2}