Surgical repair of an unusual type of supra-cardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection to the superior vena cava

Gianluigi Perri, Sergio Filippelli, Richard Kirk, Asif Hasan, Massimo Griselli

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Anomalies of the pulmonary venous drainage vary widely in their anatomic spectrum and clinical presentation. We describe an unusual case of supra-cardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC), where the pulmonary veins drained directly in the posterior aspect of proximal right superior vena cava (SVC) through separate ostia. The veins were re-routed with a patch to the left atrium via the secundum atrial septal defect (ASD). The continuity between distal SVC and right atrium was re-established by re-implanting the SVC to the right atrial appendage (Warden Procedure).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-386
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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