Asploro Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Case Reports
Article Type: Video Article
Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 May 12;3(2):116-17
Otero D1, Stoddard M1, Ikram S1*
1Cardiovascular Medicine Department, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
Corresponding Author: Sohail Ikram MD, FACC
Address: 201 Abraham Flexner Way, Suite 600, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.
Received date: 24 April 2020; Accepted date: 02 May 2020; Published date: 12 May 2020
Citation: Otero D, Stoddard M, Ikram S. Dilated Coronary Sinus: An Indicator of Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 May 12;3(2):116-17.
Copyright © 2020 Otero D, Stoddard M, Ikram S. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Congenital Anomaly, Venous Anomaly, Transthoracic Echocardiogram
An 88-year-old male presented for a routine transthoracic echocardiogram. Dilated coronary sinus was noted, raising the suspicion for persistent left superior venous cava (PLSVC). An agitated saline study from the left upper extremity demonstrated a flow through the coronary sinus into the right ventricle in a parasternal long-axis view. A venogram from the right internal jugular vein showed the PLSVC drained into a much dilated coronary sinus (CS) that connected to the right atrium. The right superior vena cava was absent. PLSVC along with absent right superior vena cava is rare and the inadvertent CS cannulation may result in vessel perforation.