THE FIFTH PULMONARY VEIN .

Hilkiah Kinfemichael, Asrat Dawit

Corresponding Author: Hilkiah Kinfemichael, Myungsung Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia PO Box 14972 Email : hilkms@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT
A cadaver in Myungsung Medical College (MMC) had a 3rd pulmonary vein originating from the middle
lobe of the right lung. Such anatomical variations are very rare. People with this variation have a total
of five pulmonary veins entering left atrium. It has clinical implications especially for thoracic surgeons
and radiologists during radiofrequency ablations, lobectomies, valve replacements, pulmonary vein
catheterizations, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and others.
Key Words: Anatomy, Variations, Pulmonary veins.
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