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Incidental meandering right pulmonary vein, literature review and proposed nomenclature revision.
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PMID:  23805372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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We report a case of an anomalous pulmonary vein on chest X-ray resembling a scimitar sign in an 80-year-old female undergoing investigation of syncope. Multislice computed tomography (CT) with multiplanar reformatting and maximum intensity projections demonstrated an aberrant right inferior pulmonary vein coursing inferomedially towards the diaphragm before turning superiorly and draining normally into the left atrium. The diagnosis of an incidental meandering right pulmonary vein was established. The case is used to review the literature on this rare pulmonary anomaly, including pathogenesis, its relationship with scimitar syndrome and scimitar variant, and diagnosis, with an emphasis on the role modern CT techniques can play in non-invasive diagnosis. A revision to the nomenclature of pulmonary vascular anomalies is proposed to help reduce confusion in the literature.
Authors:
Mark Alexander Rodrigues; Gillian Ritchie; John Tallach Murchison
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of radiology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1949-8470     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Radiol     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-27     Completed Date:  2013-06-28     Revised Date:  2014-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101538184     Medline TA:  World J Radiol     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-9     Citation Subset:  -    
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