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Ann Thorac Surg. 1981 Jun;31(6):540-1.

Isolated partial anomalous venous connection: a congenital defect with late and serious complications.


The cases of 3 patients with partial anomalous pulmonary venous return with intact atrial septum are reported. The 2 adult patients had evidence of severe pulmonary artery hypertension with markedly increased pulmonary vascular resistance indicating advanced pulmonary vascular obstructive disease. This confirms earlier limited observations and emphasizes the potential for this congenital lesion to develop late, serious complications. In view of this potential, surgical repair of the anomaly should be considered whenever it is found. Descriptions of a successful operative approach are included.

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