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“Double whammy”: anomalous pulmonary and systemic venous drainage in a patient with scimitar syndrome

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 May 2013

Robert W. Elder*
Affiliation:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Sibley Heart CenterDivision of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Brian E. Kogon
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Anurag Sahu
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
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Correspondence to: R. W. Elder, MD, 1365 Clifton Road, NE, Bldg A – Suite 2447, Atlanta, GA 30322. Tel: +404-778-5545; Fax: +404-778-5035; E-mail: rwelder@emory.edu

Abstract

Anomalously draining right pulmonary veins are expected with scimitar syndrome, but systemic venous abnormalities are rare. We present an unusual case of a female patient with scimitar and an interrupted inferior vena cava.

Type
Images in Congenital Cardiac Disease
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2013 

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References

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