Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting with Absent Right Superior Vena Cava in Visceroatrial Situs Solitus

Kazuhiro Kurisu, Yoshie Ochiai, Hiroshi Kumeda, Satoshi Kimura, Kenichiro Tanaka, Ryuji Tominaga

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Abstract

We report on a 63-year-old man with an absence of right superior vena cava in visceroatrial situs solitus who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting. Preoperative echocardiography showed a dilated coronary sinus, and venography confirmed an absent right and a persistent left superior vena cava. Perioperatively, placement of a pulmonary artery catheter, site of venous cannulation, and management of associated rhythm abnormalities were of great concern. The assessment of the right superior vena cava is advisable in carrying out the surgical procedure without any difficulties related to this anomaly when the persistent left superior vena cava is suspected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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