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Pulmonary Veins of Right Lung
Cardiovascular System

Pulmonary Veins of Right Lung

Venae pulmonalis pulmonis dextri

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Description

The right lung is drained via the right superior and inferior pulmonary veins. The right superior pulmonary vein is formed by the union of the middle lobe, apical, anterior, and posterior veins, while the right inferior pulmonary vein is formed by the union of superior and common basal veins.

Both the right superior and inferior pulmonary veins travel medially, and pierce through the fibrous pericardium to reach the posterior aspect of the left atrium. The right pulmonary veins are separated from the left counterparts by the oblique pericardial sinus.

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List of Clinical Correlates

- Pulmonary vein atresia

- Anomalous pulmonary venous connection

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