BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007994
  • Novel diagnostic procedure

Cardiac type of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection: diagnosis and demonstration by multidetector CT angiography

  1. Shailesh Kumar Singh
  1. Department of Radiodiagnosis & Imaging, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Neha Singh, neha.singh.dr{at}


Pulmonary venous developmental anomalies have been evaluated conventionally with echocardiography and catheter angiography, multidetector CT angiography (MDCTA) and MR angiography are playing increasing roles in their characterisation. Here, we report a rare case of a 15-year-old boy, who presented with cyanosis and dyspnoea which he had had since childhood. Cardiac type of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) was diagnosed and demonstrated using MDCTA in this case. Only a few case reports describing the MDCTA findings in cardiac TAPVC are available in the published literature.

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