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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-17

Anomalous left-sided superior vena cava with cephalad flow


1 Division of Cardiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
2 Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
3 Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, PR, USA

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Dr. Angel López-Candales
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Building, PO Box 365067, San Juan 00936-5067, Puerto Rico
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DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.206199

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The case of a 24-year-old male with complaints of migraine headaches was referred for echocardiography. The rest of medical history was unremarkable. Agitated saline contrast bubble study showed evidence of a right to left intracardiac shunt, probably secondary to a patent foramen ovale. Results of a transesophageal echocardiogram suggested the possibility of an anomalous venous circulation and eventually identified as anomalous left-sided superior vena cava with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.


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