The fifth pulmonary vein

  • Hilkiah Kinfemichael
  • Asrat Dawit
Keywords: Anatomy, Variations, Pulmonary veins

Abstract

A cadaver in Myungsung Medical College (MMC) had a 3rd pulmonary vein originating from the middle lobe of the right lung. Such anatomical variations are very rare. People with this variation have a total of five pulmonary veins entering left atrium. It has clinical implications especially for thoracic surgeons and radiologists during radiofrequency ablations, lobectomies, valve replacements, pulmonary vein catheterizations, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and others.

Keywords: Anatomy, Variations, Pulmonary veins

Published
2016-09-28
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2305-9478
print ISSN: 2226-6054