Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return: Scimitar vein

Timothy Heinke, Scott R. Stewart, Toby Steinberg, William R. Hand, James H. Abernathy

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Scimitar syndrome is a rare association of congenital cardiopulmonary anomalies characterized by partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, in which an abnormal right pulmonary vein drains into the inferior vena cava. This case exemplifies the role of transesophageal echocardiography in perioperative management and surgical decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-261
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiothoracic anesthesia
  • transesophageal echocardiogram
  • transthoracic echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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