pulmonary vein

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pulmonary vein

[′pu̇l·mə‚ner·ē ′vān]
(anatomy)
A large vein that conducts oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart in tetrapods.
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The fistulous connection between the anomalous vein and a normal coursing right inferior pulmonary vein provides an uncommon pathway for a paradoxical embolus depending on the direction of flow in the main scimitar vein.
The caliber change between the common trunk and the inferior pulmonary vein was marked.
CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) revealed an aberrant artery arising from the thoracic aorta and entering the left basal segments at the level of inferior pulmonary veins, (Figs.
Thorax computed tomography revealed a connection between the inferior vena cava (IVC) and the right inferior pulmonary vein subdiaphragmatically, which was commented as the Scimitar syndrome (Fig.