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Pulmonary Veins of Inferior Lobe of Left Lung
Cardiovascular System

Pulmonary Veins of Inferior Lobe of Left Lung

Venae pulmonalis lobi inferioris pumonis sinistri

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Description

The left inferior pulmonary vein is responsible for the venous drainage of the inferior lobe of the left lung. It is formed by the union of the superior and common basal veins. The left inferior pulmonary vein crosses anterior to the descending thoracic aorta, pierces the fibrous pericardium, and drains into the posteroinferior aspect of the left atrium.

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List of Clinical Correlates

- Pulmonary vein atresia

- Anomalous pulmonary venous connection

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In the left upper pulmonary vein (LUPV), two components of the systolic (S) wave are evident—the S1 wave is a result of atrial relaxation, and the reversed S2 wave is a result of severe MR.

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