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Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
Santiago Martínez-Jiménez, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR)
          • Synonyms

            • Vertical vein, i.e., left upper lobe (LUL) PAPVR draining into ipsilateral brachiocephalic vein
          • Definitions

            • Congenital pulmonary venous anomaly involving drainage of 1-3 pulmonary veins into systemic venous circulation or right atrium; left-to-right shunt

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Echocardiographic Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                Selected References

                                1. Ho ML et al: MDCT of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) in adults. J Thorac Imaging. 24(2):89-95, 2009
                                2. Kafka H et al: Cardiac MRI and pulmonary MR angiography of sinus venosus defect and partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection in cause of right undiagnosed ventricular enlargement. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 192(1):259-66, 2009
                                3. Haramati LB et al: Computed tomography of partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection in adults. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 27(5):743-9, 2003
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Terminology

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                      • Clinical Issues

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Abbreviations

                                          • Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR)
                                        • Synonyms

                                          • Vertical vein, i.e., left upper lobe (LUL) PAPVR draining into ipsilateral brachiocephalic vein
                                        • Definitions

                                          • Congenital pulmonary venous anomaly involving drainage of 1-3 pulmonary veins into systemic venous circulation or right atrium; left-to-right shunt

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • Radiographic Findings

                                            • CT Findings

                                              • MR Findings

                                                • Echocardiographic Findings

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                        • Presentation

                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                            • Treatment

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Ho ML et al: MDCT of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) in adults. J Thorac Imaging. 24(2):89-95, 2009
                                                              2. Kafka H et al: Cardiac MRI and pulmonary MR angiography of sinus venosus defect and partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection in cause of right undiagnosed ventricular enlargement. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 192(1):259-66, 2009
                                                              3. Haramati LB et al: Computed tomography of partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection in adults. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 27(5):743-9, 2003