18 Anomalous pulmonary venous connection

Donor: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Size (H x W x D cm): 18 x 12 x 6

The superior (St) and inferior (I) pulmonary veins join behind the heart to form a single vessel which enters the hilum of the liver (G = gall bladder; St = stomach). An anterior view (B) shows a dilated right atrium (A) and ventricle (V), reflecting the marked increase in combined pulmonary and systemic blood flow.


A. Click on image to enlarge.              B. Click on image to enlarge.

History: Unknown

Comment: See Specimen 16.

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