Three-Dimensional Printed Model of Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return with Biatrial Connection

Myoung Kyoung Kim, Sung Mok Kim, Eun Kyoung Kim, Sung-A Chang, Tae-Gook Jun, Yeon Hyeon Choe
2020 Journal of the Korean Society of Radiology  
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly that can be difficult to detect and often remains undiagnosed. PAPVR is diagnosed using non-invasive imaging techniques such as echocardiography, CT, and MRI. Image data are reviewed on a 2-dimensional (D) monitor, which may not facilitate a good understanding of the complex 3D heart structure. In recent years, 3D printing technology, which allows the creation of physical cardiac models using source image
more » ... ng source image datasets obtained from cardiac CT or MRI, has been increasingly used in the medical field. We report a case involving a 3D-printed model of PAPVR with a biatrial connection. This model demonstrated separate drainages of the right upper and middle pulmonary veins into the lower superior vena cava (SVC) and the junction between the SVC and the right atrium, respectively, with biatrial communication through the right middle pulmonary vein.
doi:10.3348/jksr.2020.0016 fatcat:ozczqj4srfgphpixgnmjrbgtgi