Bronchial and Arterial Anomalies with Drainage of the Right Lung into the Inferior Vena Cava
Three cases of anomalous pulmonary venous return to the inferior vena cava are presented and 18 previously reported cases are also analyzed. The clinical, radiographic, circulatory and pulmonary function, and anatomic features are carefully detailed. In particular, associated vascular and bronchial anomalies in the lungs were found by preparation of vinylite casts of the pulmonary vessels and bronchial casts; they are of great significance in planning and executing surgical therapy.
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