Common pulmonary vein atresia: The role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

@article{Dudell1993CommonPV,
  title={Common pulmonary vein atresia: The role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation},
  author={Golde G. Dudell and Marva L. Evans and Henry F. Krous and Robert L Spicer and John J. Lamberti},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1993},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={
          403-10
        }
}
Common pulmonary vein atresia is a rare form of cyanotic congenital heart disease in which the pulmonary veins join to form a blind confluence that does not communicate with the heart or the major systemic veins. Twenty-one cases have been reported since the lesion was first described in 1962; only two patients with this lesion have survived. Over a 4-year period, common pulmonary vein atresia was diagnosed in five newborns referred to the San Diego Regional Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation… CONTINUE READING