'Natural Conduit' between two atria associated with atrial septal defect


KANADASI M. , OZBARLAS N. , Demirtas M. , USAL A. , AKPINAR O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING, cilt.21, ss.379-382, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10554-004-6135-y
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.379-382

Özet

(H)erein, we present a case of 46 years old woman with an extracardiac venous connection between two atria associated with secundum type atrial septal defect (ASD). This interatrial tunnel was not recognized by both transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiographic examinations. Computed tomography suspected a blood flow from right inferior pulmonary vein to inferior caval vein. Consequently, the patient underwent cardiac catheterization. Angiography revealed a tunnel between left and right atrium. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a case with venous tunnel between two atria associated with secundum type ASD in the literature.