Article Abstract

Abnormal chest X-ray leading to diagnosis of partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection

Authors: Zahava Farkas, Abbas Haidry, Srikanth Yandrapalli, Marc Lim, Diwakar Jain, Wilbert S. Aronow

Abstract

With the growing use of imaging to aid in both diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with a myriad of clinical presentations, incidental findings on imaging have become commonplace. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) is a rare congenital cardiovascular condition that often goes undiagnosed due to lack of symptoms early in life. In adulthood, it can manifest clinically as right-sided heart failure or pulmonary hypertension. We present a case of PAPVC, which, like most cases, was discovered incidentally on chest X-ray.