ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Inferior vena cava return in left atrium: a rare presentation with severe mitral regurgitation
Salim Chibane, Abdelmalek Bouzid, Ouldabderahmane Ramdane Amar
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Etablissement Hospitalo-Universitaire 1 Novembre, Oran, Algeria
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.12250
Herein, we present a rare case of abnormal connection of the inferior vena cava to the left atrium with an interatrial communication associated with severe mitral regurgitation which altered clinical presentation. Successful correction was achieved after mitral valve repair and re-routing of the inferior cava flow to the right atrium.
Keywords : Cardiac septal defect; mitral valve insufficiency; sinus venosus atrial septal defect; systemic venous return
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