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Rare malformations associated with partial anomalous pulmonary venous return: a cadaveric case report

S. Silawal, T. Essing, C. Schaupp, G. Schulze-Tanzil
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2021.0026
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Pubmed: 33749806

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CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2021-03-01
Submitted: 2021-01-13
Accepted: 2021-02-11

Abstract

A unique partial anomalous pulmonary venous return in combination with other rare malformations such as annular pancreas and a persistent umbilical vein was discovered in a female Caucasian cadaver during an anatomical dissection at the Paracelsus Medical University in Nuremberg, Germany. The pulmonary anomaly comprised of the aberrant left superior pulmonary vein connecting the superior lobe of the left lung with the left brachiocephalic vein resulting in a left to right shunt. An annular pancreas without any signs of probable symptom causing duodenal compression was additionally found. To complete the constellation of malformations, a persistent umbilical vein connecting to the inferior branch of the extrahepatic left portal vein running in the round ligament fissure of the liver was also observed. This rare constellation of malformations has been illustrated and thoroughly discussed with the currently available literature to develop a hypothesis for the genetic and developmental background.

Abstract

A unique partial anomalous pulmonary venous return in combination with other rare malformations such as annular pancreas and a persistent umbilical vein was discovered in a female Caucasian cadaver during an anatomical dissection at the Paracelsus Medical University in Nuremberg, Germany. The pulmonary anomaly comprised of the aberrant left superior pulmonary vein connecting the superior lobe of the left lung with the left brachiocephalic vein resulting in a left to right shunt. An annular pancreas without any signs of probable symptom causing duodenal compression was additionally found. To complete the constellation of malformations, a persistent umbilical vein connecting to the inferior branch of the extrahepatic left portal vein running in the round ligament fissure of the liver was also observed. This rare constellation of malformations has been illustrated and thoroughly discussed with the currently available literature to develop a hypothesis for the genetic and developmental background.

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Keywords

PAPVR, patent umbilical vein, annular pancreas

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Title

Rare malformations associated with partial anomalous pulmonary venous return: a cadaveric case report

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Ahead of Print

Article type

Case report

Published online

2021-03-01

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2021.0026

Pubmed

33749806

Keywords

PAPVR
patent umbilical vein
annular pancreas

Authors

S. Silawal
T. Essing
C. Schaupp
G. Schulze-Tanzil

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