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A Case of Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (Scimitar Syndrome) In An Adult Female: A Case Report.


Paul Martin M. Garcia,
Chris Albert N. Dy,
C Chan,
Rommel Carino

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia - Philippine Heart Center

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Research Report
January 1-December 31, 2019


Scimitar syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly that is a type of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR). Its presentation in adult patients usually includes symptoms of pulmonary hypertension and recurrent pulmonary infections. [1] Our case involves a 31-year old female presenting with symptoms of palpitations, dyspnea on exertion, recurrent pulmonary infection and syncopal attacks. Workup done for our patient included chest x-ray, 2D echocardiography, and cardiac MRI and all of which confirmed the diagnosis of Scimitar syndrome. She was subjected to surgery where on pump repair of Scimitar syndrome was done. Repair was done by creating a baffle using a portion of the pericardium and creating a tunnel from the opening of the anomalous vein in the inferior vena cava to the surgically created atrial septal defect. Postoperative course of the patient was unremarkable and patient was sent home improved. Patient followed up after three months with a postoperative cardiac MRI showing the patency of the repair.

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