Snowman sign

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Patient with total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR). .

Patient Data

Age: 23
Gender: Female
Annotated image

Snowman image from (Free for public use and domain).

The shape of the snowman superimposed over the CXR demonstrates the origin of this sign.

CXR image contributed by Dr M Sanal Kumar:

Case Discussion

Snowman sign refers to the configuration of the heart and its superior borders resembling a snowman. This is seen in total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR) type I i.e. supra cardiac type.

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Case information

rID: 36858
Published: 13th May 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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