EURORAD ESR

Case 12731

A case of scimitar syndrome in a young woman

Author(s)
Vinciguerra M, De Dominicis C, Briani C, David V

Azienda Ospedaliera Sant'Andrea, University La Sapienza
Via Giorgio Iannicelli
76 00135 Roma
Email:marti_vin@hotmail.it
 
Patient
female, 21 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    AP chest X-ray

    Diffuse opacity of the right lung with dextroposition of the heart.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: Digital radiography; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    CT MIP on coronal plane arterial phase contrast

    At the basal pyramid of the lower lobe two abnormal contiguous vessels can be identified, a threadlike vein draining into the inferior caval vein and a small artery originating directly from the abdominal aorta.

     
    Area of Interest: Pulmonary vessels; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Computer Applications-Detection, diagnosis; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    CT MIP on axial plane arterial phase contrast

    Small artery originating directly from the abdominal aorta corresponding to a systemic arterial supply of the right lower lobe.

     
    Area of Interest: Arteries / Aorta; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Computer Applications-Detection, diagnosis; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    CT on axial plane venous phase contrast

    Vein at the basal pyramid of the right lower lobe draining into the inferior vena cava (scimitar vein).

     
    Area of Interest: Pulmonary vessels; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Computer Applications-Detection, diagnosis; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    CT on axial plane (lung window)

    Aplasia of the right upper lobe with consequent loss of volume of the ipsilateral lung and deviation of the mediastinum to the right.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 6
    CT on coronal plane (lung window)

    Aplasia of the right upper lobe with consequent loss of volume of the ipsilateral lung.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Computer Applications-Detection, diagnosis; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
Diffuse opacity of the right lung with dextroposition of the heart.
 
At the basal pyramid of the lower lobe two abnormal contiguous vessels can be identified, a threadlike vein draining into the inferior caval vein and a small artery originating directly from the abdominal aorta.
 
Small artery originating directly from the abdominal aorta corresponding to a systemic arterial supply of the right lower lobe.
 
Vein at the basal pyramid of the right lower lobe draining into the inferior vena cava (scimitar vein).
 
Aplasia of the right upper lobe with consequent loss of volume of the ipsilateral lung and deviation of the mediastinum to the right.
 
Aplasia of the right upper lobe with consequent loss of volume of the ipsilateral lung.
 
 
 
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