Combined intracardiac and extracardiac repair of scimitar syndrome with anomalous pulmonary veins to both cavae

A. Cobanoglu, J. T. Hanlon, D. T. Combs, A. Starr

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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