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May 1973

Systemic Venous Anomalies and Partial Heterotaxia With Normal Heart

Author Affiliations

Phoenix, Ariz
From the Department of Pediatrics and the Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz. Dr. Rao is now with the Department of Pediatrics (Cardiology), School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;125(5):749-752. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.04160050089019

A case of infrahepatic interruption of inferior vena cava with hemiazygos continuation into a persistent left superior vena cava and partial visceral heterotaxia in association with an otherwise normal heart is presented. The peculiarity of this rare lesion without cardiac malformation and the possible explanation for it are discussed. The clinical significance of systemic venous anomalies is discussed.