Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return in a lung transplant recipient

Erol V. Belli, Kevin Landolfo, Mathew Thomas, John Odell

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Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) is a rare condition in which some of the pulmonary veins empty into the systemic venous system. The presence of PAPVR in a lung transplant recipient may cause technical challenges during transplantation. We present a technique for left atrial reconstruction when faced with a recipient with PAPVR. The patient had a left superior pulmonary vein that emptied into the brachiocephalic vein without a left atrial connection. Because of the discrepancy in size of the 2 donor and the single recipient pulmonary veins, left atrial reconstruction was performed before venous anastomosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1104-1106
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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