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Extra-anatomic correction of persistent left superior vena cava draining into the left atrium associated with atrial septal defect.
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  • Maria Grandinetti,
  • Arianna Di Molfetta,
  • Piero Farina,
  • Gianluigi Perri,
  • Francesca Graziani,
  • Angelica Bibiana Delogu,
  • Rosa Lillo,
  • Natalia Pavone,
  • Piergiorgio Bruno,
  • Antonio Amodeo,
  • Massimo Massetti
Maria Grandinetti
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Arianna Di Molfetta
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Piero Farina
Catholic University
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Gianluigi Perri
Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital
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Francesca Graziani
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Angelica Bibiana Delogu
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Rosa Lillo
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Natalia Pavone
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Piergiorgio Bruno
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Antonio Amodeo
Bambino Gesรน Children Hospital
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Massimo Massetti
Policlinico A Gemelli
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Abstract

Persistent left superior vena cava draining into the left atrium is a rare condition. We herein report the case of a 34-year-old male admitted at our institution for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Investigations revealed a large ostium secundum atrial septal defect, with a persistent left superior vena cava draining into the left atrium, while the coronary veins drained separately into the left atrium. Surgical correction was performed, closing the defect with a patch and connecting the left superior vena cava to the right atrial appendage with an extra-cardiac conduit.