Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return

Case contributed by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad
Diagnosis certain


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Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

The left superior pulmonary vein is drained to the left brachiocephalic vein.

Case Discussion

Findings are compatible with partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR), a rare congenital cardiovascular condition in some pulmonary veins, which drain into the systemic circulation rather than in the left atrium.

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