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.
Farkas, Z., Haidry, A., Yandrapalli, S., Lim, M., Jain, D., & Aronow, W. (2018). Abnormal Chest X-Ray Leading to Diagnosis of Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection. Annals of Translational Medicine, 6 (8), 156. https://doi.org/10.21037/atm.2018.03.20
Originally published in Annals of Translational Medicine, 6(8), 156. The original material can be found here.