Left upper pulmonary vein connected to the persistent left superior vena cava and the left atrium

  • Ryunosuke Maki
  • Masahiro Miyajima
  • Taijiro Mishina
  • Atsushi WatanabeEmail author
Case Report


Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common anomalous thoracic venous drainage. A PLSVC usually drains into the right atrium through a dilated coronary sinus. It is rare that a PLSVC flows directly into the left atrium, and even rarer that it connects to the left upper pulmonary vein (LUPV). We report a case, wherein the LUPV connected to both the PLSVC and the left atrium.


Lung cancer Left upper pulmonary vein Persistent left superior vena cava Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection 


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The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryunosuke Maki
    • 1
  • Masahiro Miyajima
    • 1
  • Taijiro Mishina
    • 1
  • Atsushi Watanabe
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgerySapporo Medical University School of Medicine and HospitalSapporoJapan

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