Late "adult form" scimitar syndrome presenting with "infant form" complications.

Journal Article

This case report describes an 85-year-old woman with complications resulting from scimitar syndrome, anomalous drainage of the right pulmonary veins into the inferior vena cava. In addition to being the oldest reported case of this congenital anomaly, this is the first report of pulmonary vascular complications from scimitar manifested in the adult. The magnitude of the vascular shunt and advanced nature of the disease precluded surgical or percutaneous intervention in this patient.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zagol, B; Book, S; Krasuski, RA

Published Date

  • February 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 2

Start / End Page

  • E82 - E85

PubMed ID

  • 16446511

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-2501

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1042-3931

Language

  • eng