Rare Case of Left Upper Lobe Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

Rare Case of Left Upper Lobe Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

Rahul Nath, William Murphy, Brian Aronson

Abstract


Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection is a rare abnormality with failure of connection between the initial draining system of the lungs and the common pulmonary vein.   Right sided anomalous return is the most common form of anomalous connection, with left sided anomalous return uncommon.  Presented is a case of left upper lobe partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection that was diagnosed incidentally on computed tomography (CT).  This is an example of the utility of CT, in particular coronal, sagittal and 3-d reconstructions, in assessment of cardiopulmonary anatomy.

Keywords


Thorax; Anatomy; Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v7i6.985