Visualization of sinus venosus-type atrial septal defect by biplane transesophageal echocardiography

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. Mar-Apr 1994;7(2):179-81. doi: 10.1016/s0894-7317(14)80125-9.


In this article we describe three patients in whom biplane transesophageal echocardiography was useful in diagnosing sinus venosus type atrial septal defects. In two patients, diagnosis of anomalous pulmonary venous drainage was made correctly by biplane transesophageal echocardiography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal / methods*
  • Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*