ISRAEL STEINBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Anomalous pulmonary venous drainage of the right lung into the inferior vena cava is rare. Prior to the advent of angiocardiography the diagnosis was made only at necropsy or operation.1 Brody in 1942, in a classic review of the literature of anomalous pulmonary venous drainage into the right side of the heart, found only four necropsy reports of anomalous drainage into the inferior vena cava.2 The first living patient with this anomaly was diagnosed by angiocardiography in 1943 and, together with another case studied with cardiac catheterization, was reported in 1949.1 Recent reports indicate that there are now about 20
STEINBERG I. ANOMALOUS PULMONARY VENOUS DRAINAGE OF RIGHT LUNG INTO INFERIOR VENA CAVA WITH MALROTATION OF THE HEART: REPORT OF THREE CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:227–240. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-2-227
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(2):227-240.
Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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