Sinus venosus defect of the pulmonary vein-type: An easily missed diagnosis.

TitleSinus venosus defect of the pulmonary vein-type: An easily missed diagnosis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsMetcalf MK, Ghosh RM, Harris MA, Savla JJ, Cohen MS
JournalEchocardiography
Date Published2022 Feb 15
ISSN1540-8175
Abstract

Atrial septal defects are one of the most common forms of congenital heart disease, however sinus venosus communications, particularly pulmonary vein-type defects, are rare and are easily misdiagnosed. Patients with pulmonary vein-type sinus venosus defects often present earlier than those with ostium secundum defects with significant right heart dilation. Correct diagnosis has important implications for management. We discuss the clinical courses and review multimodality imaging of three patients correctly diagnosed with pulmonary vein-type defects after an initial diagnosis of an ostium secundum atrial septal defect, in order to promote understanding of the unique anatomy of this entity.

DOI10.1111/echo.15310
Alternate JournalEchocardiography
PubMed ID35170076