Scimitar syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Vincent Tatco


The patient has been treated for pneumonia. Prior chest radiographs show persistent right paracardiac opacity.

Modality: X-ray

The right hemithorax is smaller than the left with ipsilateral mediastinal shift and blurred right heart border due to pulmonary hypoplasia.

There is an anomalous vessel resembling a Turkish sword (scimitar) in the right lung.

Modality: Annotated image

Annotated image showing the "scimitar" appearance of the anomalous pulmonary vein in the right lung.

Author: Vincent Tatco

License: CC-NC-BY-SA

Case Discussion

This case shows the classic radiographic appearance of Scimitar syndrome.


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Case Information

rID: 43057
Case created: 21st Feb 2016
Last edited: 29th Mar 2017
Systems: Cardiac, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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