Anomalous pulmonary venous drainage from the right lung to the inferior vena cava (scimitar syndrome) is a rare finding. This paper briefly discusses this syndrome and presents a case of anomalous pulmonary venous return to both the superior and the inferior cavae, which was corrected with a combined extracardiac and intracardiac approach. Polytetrafluoroethylene was utilized for reconstruction of pathways to the left atrium. To our knowledge, this is the first time this technique has been used to correct this anomaly.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine