Biatrial or Left Atrial Drainage of the Right Superior Vena Cava: Anatomic, Morphogenetic, and Surgical Considerations Report of Three New Cases and Literature Review

@article{Praagh2002BiatrialOL,
  title={Biatrial or Left Atrial Drainage of the Right Superior Vena Cava: Anatomic, Morphogenetic, and Surgical Considerations Report of Three New Cases and Literature Review},
  author={Stella van Praagh and Tal Geva and James E Lock and Pedro J. del Nido and Michael S Vance and Richard van Praagh},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={24},
  pages={350-363}
}
Since the posterior wall of the right superior vena cava (RSVC) is contiguous with the anterior wall of the right upper pulmonary veins, a localized defect in this common wall may create a cavopulmonary venous confluence without eliminating the normal connection of the same right pulmonary veins with the left atrium (LA). Through this defect, blood of the unroofed right pulmonary veins will drain into the RSVC and right atrium (RA), and blood from the RSVC may shunt into the right pulmonary… CONTINUE READING

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