Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
versão impressa ISSN 0066-782X
VICENTE, Walter Villela de Andrade et al. Surgical correction of total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage in an adult. Arq. Bras. Cardiol. [online]. 2006, vol.87, n.5, pp. e172-e175. ISSN 0066-782X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0066-782X2006001800021.
Total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (TAPVD) is rarely seen in adults, because this congenital heart disease almost always requires surgical treatment in the neonatal period, often on an emergency basis. We report a patient that, despite being diagnosed during childhood, underwent surgical repair at age 25, about one year after his clinical condition worsened.
Palavras-chave : Drenagem venosa pulmonar anômala total; adulto; cardiopatia congênita com aumento de fluxo pulmonar; veias pulmonares; adulto.