Transpleural pulmonary-to-systemic venous collaterals in a case with obstructed scimitar vein

Derek T.H. Wong, Lars Grosse-Wortmann, Shi Joon Yoo

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Scimitar syndrome is a rare cause of left-to-right shunting. Surgery is indicated for a pulmonary-to-systemic blood flow ratio greater than 1.5:1 and not infrequently is complicated by postoperative obstruction. This report presents a case of scimitar syndrome and reviews how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used for initial and follow-up assessment of the syndrome with emphasis on suspected pulmonary venous obstruction. Given the potential high incidence of postoperative occlusion, MRI provides hemodynamic and anatomic information for both initial and follow-up assessment of scimitar syndrome. MRI clearly demonstrated transpleural pulmonary-to-systemic venous collaterals draining the obstructed scimitar vein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1086-1088
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Postoperative obstruction
  • Pulmonary venous obstruction
  • Scimitar syndrome
  • Transpleural pulmonary-to-systemic venous collaterals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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