Extracardiac reconstruction of anomalous superior systemic venous return

Gabriel Amir*, Asaad Khoury, Avraham Lorber, David Mishaly

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A heretofore undescribed surgical approach for correcting a rare congenital cardiac malformation consisting of an absent right superior vena cava with persistent left superior vena cava associated with situs solitus draining into the left atrium is presented. The intra-atrial septum was intact. Normal anatomy was achieved and recovery was uneventful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-330
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2004


  • Absent right superior vena cava
  • Intact atrial septum
  • Persistent left superior vena cava
  • Situs solitus
  • Surgical correction


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