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pulmonary vein

n.
A vein that carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.

pulmonary vein

n
(Anatomy) any one of the four veins that convey oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to the heart

pul′monary vein′


n.
one of the veins conveying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.

pulmonary vein

A vein that carries blood with high levels of oxygen from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pulmonary vein - any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heartpulmonary vein - any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
inferior pulmonary vein, vena pulmanalis inferior - either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the inferior lobes of the lungs
superior pulmonary vein, vena pulmonalis superior - either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the superior lobes of the lungs
lung - either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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For right-sided PAPVC to SVC, intra cardiac baffle with double patch technique was done in 39 patients in whom right superior pulmonary vein was draining into superior vena cava.
Moreover, some authors suggest that the presence of one or more accessory veins could be associated with PAPVR, and particularly cases of left-sided PAPVR into left brachiocephalic vein concerning the superior pulmonary vein with the lingular drainage being orthotopic are described in the literature [7].
This section clearly displayed the left superior pulmonary vein and right superior pulmonary vein entering into the common vein cavity and then into the abdominal cavity.
INTRODUCTION: Superior Pulmonary Sulcus or Pancoast tumor was first described by Pancoast in the US and Tobias in Argentina in 1932.

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