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Combined Scimitar syndrome and interruption of the inferior vena cava causing mega-azygous and hemiazygous veins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17879111     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Computed tomography angiography detected scimitar syndrome with venous drainage to the inferior vena cava caudal to an interruption of the inferior vena cava in a 48-year-old woman. The hepatic veins drained to the supra-hepatic portion of the inferior vena cava cephalic to the interruption, which was a short area of atresia. Azygous and hemiazygous veins were massively enlarged since they drained the right lung, abdomen viscera exclusive of the liver and lower extremities. Inferior vena cava interruption by a short, focal atresia has not previously been described. The inferior vena cava immediately caudal to the interruption is presumed to remain patent because of the scimitar vein flow.
Authors:
S Bruce Greenberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-09-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-18     Completed Date:  2008-05-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Radiology University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA. greenbergsbruce@uams.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Azygos Vein / pathology*
Dilatation, Pathologic
Female
Hepatic Veins / physiopathology
Humans
Middle Aged
Regional Blood Flow
Scimitar Syndrome / pathology*,  physiopathology
Vena Cava, Inferior / abnormalities*

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