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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 8728904, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/8728904
Case Report

Rare Congenital Aberrant Left Superior Pulmonary Vein Discovered with Central Line Placement in a Patient with Critical Cardiorespiratory Collapse

1Orlando Regional Healthcare, Department of Medicine, Orlando, FL, USA
2Orlando Regional Healthcare, Division of Academic Affairs and Research, Orlando, FL, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to S. J. Carlan

Received 6 June 2017; Accepted 15 August 2017; Published 13 September 2017

Academic Editor: John Murchison

Copyright © 2017 Spencer Knox et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection is a rare congenital vascular disorder that may be asymptomatic. Left-sided connections with the innominate vein are discovered infrequently and those without an atrial septal defect are extremely rare. Case. A 66-year-old male was found to have an anomalous left pulmonary vein when a central venous catheter was inserted for management of hypoxemia. In addition to the connection with the left innominate vein an echocardiogram revealed no atrial septal defect. Computed tomography arteriography was used to define the anomaly. Conclusion. Left superior vein partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection with the left innominate vein was discovered incidentally on insertion of central venous catheter. The otherwise innocuous anomaly can become a significant variable when treating critical cardiopulmonary collapse.