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Pulmonary Veins of Superior and Middle Lobes of Right Lung
Cardiovascular System

Pulmonary Veins of Superior and Middle Lobes of Right Lung

Venae pulmonalis lobi superioris et medii pumonis dextri

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Description

The right superior pulmonary vein is responsible for the venous drainage of the superior and middle lobes of the right lung. It is formed by the union of the middle lobe, apical, anterior, and posterior veins. The right superior pulmonary vein crosses medially from the hilum of the right lung, pierces the fibrous pericardium, and drains into the posterosuperior 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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