Infracardiac partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (Scimitar syndrome)

Case contributed by Dr Sameh Saied Ali


Male patient heavy smoker, presented with exertional dyspnea and right pulmonary arterial hypertension on echocardiography

Patient Data

Age: 39
Gender: Male

Reduced volume of the right lung field with ipsilateral shift of the cardiac shadow.

Blunted right costophrenic angle. 

Reduced volume of the right lung with anomalous venous drainage into the IVC giving Scimitar appearance. Small size of the right pulmonary artery is noted

Case Discussion

This is a case of PAPVR of the right lung, infracardiac type with the typical appearance of the scimitar vein.

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Case information

rID: 52671
Published: 18th Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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