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Extra-anatomic correction of persistent left superior vena cava draining into the left atrium associated with atrial septal defect.
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  • Maria Grandinetti,
  • Arianna Di Molfetta,
  • Piero Farina,
  • Gianluigi Perri,
  • Francesca Graziani,
  • Angelica Bibiana Delogu,
  • Rosa Lillo,
  • Natalia Pavone,
  • Piergiorgio Bruno,
  • Antonio Amodeo,
  • Massimo Massetti
Maria Grandinetti
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Arianna Di Molfetta
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Piero Farina
Catholic University
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Gianluigi Perri
Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital
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Francesca Graziani
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Angelica Bibiana Delogu
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Rosa Lillo
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Natalia Pavone
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Piergiorgio Bruno
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Antonio Amodeo
Bambino Gesรน Children Hospital
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Massimo Massetti
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

31 Jul 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
31 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
31 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
31 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned

Abstract

Persistent left superior vena cava draining into the left atrium is a rare condition. We herein report the case of a 34-year-old male admitted at our institution for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Investigations revealed a large ostium secundum atrial septal defect, with a persistent left superior vena cava draining into the left atrium, while the coronary veins drained separately into the left atrium. Surgical correction was performed, closing the defect with a patch and connecting the left superior vena cava to the right atrial appendage with an extra-cardiac conduit.