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Scimitar syndrome-CT Angiography

Scimitar syndrome, or pulmonary venolobar syndrome, is a rare congenital heart defect characterized by anomalous venous return from the right lung. The syndrome associated with PAPVR is more commonly known as Scimitar syndrome after the curvilinear pattern created on a chest radiograph by the pulmonary veins that drain to the inferior vena cava.This radiographic density often has the shape of a scimitar, a type of curved sword. These are classical CT images of the same.

Contributed by Dr Rakesh Gopal , Apollo hospital Chennai 
(Consultant Interventional Cardiologist)
Studied Interventional Cardiology at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology

Scimitar syndrome-CT Angiography Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Rating: 5

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