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An Informative Case of Superior Sinus-Venosus Atrial Septal Defect Complicated by Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection Successfully Detected by Transthoracic Echocardiography Following Computed Tomography Guidance
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  • Yui Omomo,
  • Yasuhide Mochizuki,
  • Yukiko Endo,
  • Nobuo Oyama,
  • Takanari Fujii,
  • Hideshi Tomita,
  • Toshiro Shinke
Yui Omomo
Showa University
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Yasuhide Mochizuki
Showa University
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Yukiko Endo
Showa University
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Nobuo Oyama
Showa University
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Takanari Fujii
Showa University
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Hideshi Tomita
Showa University
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Toshiro Shinke
Showa University
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Abstract

We examined a 26-year-old female with a dilated right heart without significant valvular disease. The first transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) did not identify any intracardiac left to right shunt diseases. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan showed a sinus-venous atrial septal defect (ASD) and partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection. A superior sinus-venous ASD at the ceiling of atrial septum and two anomalous pulmonary veins connected to the superior vena cava and to the right atrium, respectively, were visualized on the second TTE. Three-dimensional anatomical understanding from multiple imaging modalities may occasionally necessary to delineate rare congenital heart diseases by echocardiography, particularly in adult with a limited echo window.