Scimitar syndrome

Case contributed by Vincent Tatco

Presentation

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

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.

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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