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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 5, Issue 3, 2013 pp 143-145

Case Report

Supracardiac Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection


Anandwadikar Suvarna V.1, Selukar Mangesh S.2, Kulkarni Promod R.3

{1Assistant Professor, 2Associate Professor, 3Professor and HOD} Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Latur 413512 (Maharashtra) INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly in which the pulmonary veins fail to connect with the left atrium and connect directly to the right atrium or to one of the systemic veins. Early diagnosis and surgical correction is highly important for survival. In the evaluation of TAPVC, imaging methods such as Echocardiography, X-rays, Computed tomography (CT), Angiography, Magnetic Resonance (MR) Angiography, and Catheter Angiography have been used. We reported a rare case of Supracardiac TAPVC of two days old infant who was admitted to our hospital with shortness of breath and severe cyanosis. A high index of suspicion, early diagnosis, prompt referral and an aggressive surgical approach is essential for success.