Year : 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 87--88

Constrictive pericarditis in a patient with sinus venosus atrial septal defect and anomalous right upper pulmonary venous return


Santosh C Uppu, Sruti Chandrasekaran, Kiran K Mallula 
 Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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This is a report of a 49-year-old male, who presented with typical signs and symptoms of constrictive pericarditis. He was diagnosed with sinus venosus atrial septal defect (ASD) and anomalous right upper pulmonary venous return during his adolescence, which was elected not to be repaired. During the attempted repair of the ASD it was noted there was a thick fibrous material covering the heart, which had progressed over time leading to frank constrictive pericarditis. His ASD spontaneously closed over time. There have been less than 10 cases reported with constrictive pericarditis of nonsurgical etiology in a patient with ASD, and none with sinus venosus ASD.


How to cite this article:
Uppu SC, Chandrasekaran S, Mallula KK. Constrictive pericarditis in a patient with sinus venosus atrial septal defect and anomalous right upper pulmonary venous return.Ann Pediatr Card 2009;2:87-88


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Uppu SC, Chandrasekaran S, Mallula KK. Constrictive pericarditis in a patient with sinus venosus atrial septal defect and anomalous right upper pulmonary venous return. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Sep 16 ];2:87-88
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