J Cardiovasc Ultrasound.  2012 Mar;20(1):49-51. 10.4250/jcu.2012.20.1.49.

Role of Echocardiography in Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect Combined with Systemic and Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Gumi Hospital, Gumi, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea. matsalong@schmc.ac.kr
  • 3Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.

Abstract

We present a case of persistent left superior vena cava, anomalous right pulmonary venous connection to the right-sided superior vena cava and sinus venosus atrial septal defect detected by computed tomography (CT) pulmonary angiography and echocardiography. These defects were surgically corrected using a double-patch technique. In fact, CT can provide anatomical information about a complex anomaly in the systemic and pulmonary vasculatures. Though modern imaging techniques are useful for detecting complex cardiovascular disease, careful echocardiographic examination should be performed to diagnose complex cardiac anomalies.

Keyword

Atrial septal defect; Pulmonary veins/abnormalities; Computed tomography

MeSH Terms

Angiography
Cardiovascular Diseases
Echocardiography
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial
Vascular Diseases
Vena Cava, Superior
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