ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A case of scimitar syndrome diagnosed by magnetic resonance angiography
Erdoğan Kunter 1, Erkan Bozkanat 1, Hatice Kaya 1, Eşref Kızılkaya 2, Murat Apaydın1
1Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Kliniği,İstanbul
2Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi, Radyoloji Kliniği, İstanbul
A 21-year-old male patient presented with chest pain and exertional dyspnea was investigated for an abnormal image on the postero-anterior chest radiography. On the chest radiography enhancement a nonhomogeneous opacity resembling “Turkish Sword” through right heart border was noted. Scimitar syndrome was diagnosed and partial venous return abnormality observed, which is one of the components of the syndrome, by magnetic resonance angiography. No treatment was given and informed about his disease and was asked for control revisits.
Keywords : Magnetic resonance angiography; Scimitar syndrome/ diagnosis/radiography
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