Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return is a rare congenital aberrancy that involves oxygen-rich pulmonary venous drainage into the right atrium instead of into the systemic circulation. This report describes a case of isolated partial anomalous pulmonary venous return of the right upper lobe in a donor lung. Successful transplantation was performed with a Carrel patch technique for left atrial cuff reconstruction using a segment of donor vena cava. This report of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return in a right donor lung describes this reconstructive approach to restore physiologic venous drainage.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
StatePublished - Oct 2022


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