Scimitar syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Hamdy Mhsb


Recurrent chest pain, dyspnea

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

pulmonary angiography

Infracardiac venous drainage of the right pulmonary veins into the inferior vena cava. 

Annotated image

CT coronal MIP with a black box highlighting the location of the anomalous venous return. 

Case Discussion

Scimitar syndrome is a rare vascular anomaly of both pulmonary hypoplasia and partial anomalous pulmonary venous return. It happens 100% on the right side. They are often an incidental finding, however, surgical repair may be needed to avoid complication

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Case information

rID: 53287
Published: 11th May 2017
Last edited: 11th Jul 2020
System: Cardiac, Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included