Repair of a mixed form of supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection

Yuki Kawasaki, John N. Dentel, Henry L. Walters, James M. Galas, Daisuke Kobayashi

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Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection is a rare congenital heart defect. We report an infant with a mixed form of supracardiac TAPVC, in whom all pulmonary veins, except the right upper, entered a pulmonary venous confluence that is connected to a vertical vein and drained into the superior vena caval-right atrial junction. Several segmental right upper pulmonary veins entered the superior vena cava, superior to the entry of the vertical vein. Surgical repair consisted of the Warden procedure combined with direct anastomosis of the vertical vein to the left atrium. Separate pulmonary venous drainage pathways decreased the risk of post-operative pulmonary venous obstruction. Our patient had an uneventful post-operative course and encouraging 2-month follow-up echocardiography. Careful follow-up is warranted to detect post-operative complications, including obstruction of the pulmonary venous and cavoatrial anastomoses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-302
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the young
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2021


  • direct anastomosis
  • Keywords: Supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection
  • neonatal repair
  • Warden procedure


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