Divided left atrium with obstruction of pulmonary venous return in the setting of hypoplasia of the left heart

Sara E. Monaco, Welton M. Gersony, Harshwardhan M. Thaker

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Abstract

We describe an infant with hypoplasia of the left heart diagnosed prenatally who, at birth, had signs of severe pulmonary venous obstruction. Echocardiography indicated normally connecting pulmonary veins, and showed a paradoxical right-to-left shunt across a patent oval foramen. Postmortem examination revealed that the obstruction was due to a divided left atrium, or cor triatriatum sinister, with an imperforate muscular diaphragm separating completely the two components of the divided atrium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology in the Young
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alveolar capillary dysplasia
  • Anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • Common pulmonary venous atresia
  • Cor triatriatum
  • Misaligned veins
  • Pulmonary lymphangiectasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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