Congenital Communications of the Right Pulmonary Veins with the Azygos Vein
Report of a Case with Surgical Correction
A case of total pulmonary venous drainage of the right lung into the azygos vein, surgically corrected, has been reported.
There have been 10 previous cases of varying degrees of partial right, total right, to total (bilateral) pulmonary venous drainage into the azygos vein. The authors' case is the third to be diagnosed during life and apparently the first case to be successfully corrected. With one exception, all previously reported cases have occurred in females.
A review of previous cases and surgical considerations in the authors' case have been presented.
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