Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (type I)

Case contributed by Dr Vincent Tatco

All pulmonary veins drain into the superior vena cava through the left vertical vein and left brachiocephalic vein.

Case Discussion

The current case represents type I (supra cardiac) total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR),  which is the most common type and accounts for 55% of cases. The common pulmonary venous sinus drains into the right superior vena cava (SVC) through the left vertical vein and left brachiocephalic vein. An interatrial communication (right-to-left shunt), either an atrial septal defect (ASD) or patent foramen ovale (PFO), is necessary for survival.

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Case Information

rID: 40883
Case created: 6th Nov 2015
Last edited: 28th Dec 2016
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