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Systemic arterial supply of the right lung with venous drainage to the pulmonary arterial circuit

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 June 2011

Peter Fritsch*
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Freyja-Maria Smolle-Juettner
Affiliation:
Division of Thoracic and Hyperbaric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Andreas Gamillscheg
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
*
Correspondence to: Dr P. Fritsch, MD, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 30, A-8036 Graz, Austria. Tel: +43 316 385 80764; Fax: +43 316 385 13675; E-mail: peter.fritsch@medunigraz.at

Abstract

In a girl suffering from “Scimitar syndrome”, a rerouting of the scimitar vein was performed at the age of 6 years, but no embolisation of the aberrant systemic vessel was done. She presented with recurring respiratory problems 13 years later. An angiography revealed an invert flow from the aberrant systemic vessel via the right pulmonary artery into the left pulmonary artery. After pneumonectomy, she recovered well.

Type
Brief Reports
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2011

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