In a 76-year-old female undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery, a persistent left hepatic vein was observed. Draining of this vein into the coronary sinus is an extremely rare embryological malformation and this is the first case to be reported as a solitary malformation in absence of other cardiac malformations.

dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.12645, hdl.handle.net/1765/85980
Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Morshuis, W.G, De Lind Van Wijngaarden, R, Kik, C, & Bogers, A.J.J.C. (2015). Drainage of the left hepatic vein into the coronary sinus, a rare intraoperative finding. Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 30(11), 817–818. doi:10.1111/jocs.12645