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Horseshoe Lung-A Rare Congenital Anomaly

Horseshoe lung is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by the presence of unilateral pulmonary hypoplasia and a midline isthmus bridging the right and the left lung. Almost all cases of horseshoe lung are associated with the scimitar syndrome. The scimitar syndrome, sometimes called the congenital pulmonary venolobar syndrome, is a rare but well-described constellation of cardio-pulmonary anomalies. The characteristic abnormality is anomalous pulmonary venous return from a part of or the entire right lung to the inferior vena cava.
Horseshoe Lung Associated With Scimitar Syndrome and Pleural Lipoma.
Dikensoy, Oner MD; Kervancioglu, Resat MD; Bayram, Nazan Gulhan MD; Elbek, Osman MD; Uyar, Meral MD; Ekinci, Erhan MD
Horseshoe Lung-A Rare Congenital Anomaly Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, March 16, 2006 Rating: 5

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