Scimitar Syndrome in a 47-Year-Old Woman
(A) Chest X-ray showing a prominent right atrium and right pulmonary veins converging to empty into the inferior vena cava. The pattern in the chest X-ray mimics the shape of a Turkish sword called a scimitar. (B) Magnetic resonance imaging of the chest with three-dimensional reconstruction revealing the upper and lower right pulmonary veins converging to form a trunk that empties into the inferior vena cava. (C) Subcostal view on transthoracic echocardiography revealing a red color jet flowing into the junction of the inferior vena cava and the right atrium. (D) The pulsed-wave Doppler of the red color jet is consistent with that of pulmonary veins.
Date: March 31, 2020
Source: ACC Media File
Clinical Topics: Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Noninvasive Imaging, Vascular Medicine, Congenital Heart Disease, CHD and Pediatrics and Imaging, Echocardiography/Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Imaging
Keywords: Heart Defects, Congenital, Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiac Imaging Techniques, Scimitar Syndrome, Pulmonary Veins, Vena Cava, Inferior, Imaging, Three-Dimensional, X-Rays, Echocardiography, Heart Atria, Thorax, Radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging