LEFT UPPER LOBE PULMONARY VEIN TRAVERSING THE LEFT OBLIQUE FISSURE-A RARE, UNSEEN ANATOMIC VARIANT
AbstractA 38-year-old African American male patient presented to the emergency department with complaints of shortness of breath for 1 hour. The patient was a crack cocaine addict. His physical examination revealed findings consistent with shortness of breath but the chest X-rays picture was unusual. A CT scan of the chest revealed left upper lobe superior pulmonary vein crossing the left oblique fissure and draining into the left atrium which is a deviant from the usual normal anatomy and unreported till now.Keywords: Left pulmonary vein; Left Oblique fissure; anatomic variant
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