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Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection in adults: a simplified approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20103258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection with infradiaphragmatic drainage into the inferior vena cava (scimitar syndrome) constitutes a rare diagnosis in adults. Diagnosis is suggested by plain chest roentgenogram and confirmed by computed tomography angiography or magnetic resonance imaging. Reported operations for scimitar syndrome are complex, often requiring circulatory arrest. Reoperation for pulmonary vein stenosis is a troubling complication. We report an effective simplified operation for use in adults.
Lynn H Harrison; Stanley K C Tam; Christian P Mueller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-27     Completed Date:  2010-03-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*
Radiography, Thoracic
Vascular Malformations / diagnosis*,  surgery
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*

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