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Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return Through a Left Subaortic Vein

Halpin, Jared S. MD*; Kunin, Jeffrey R. MD*,†; Rosado-de-Christenson, Melissa L. MD*,‡; Martinez-Jimenez, Santiago MD*,†

doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e318245603b
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We present an unusual case of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return draining a subsegmental area of the left upper lobe into the superior vena cava. To our knowledge, this type of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return has not been described previously. We briefly describe embryologic considerations that we believe could help explain the origin of this rare anomaly.

*Department of Radiology, UMKC School of Medicine

Department of Radiology, Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Reprints: Jeffrey R. Kunin, MD, Department of Radiology, Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64111 (e-mail: jkunin@saint-lukes.org).

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.