An unusual variant of scimitar syndrome predisposing to recurrent pneumonia

Niki Jackson, Brandon T. Nokes, Kenneth Sakata, Kristopher Cummings, Laszlo Vaszar

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Scimitar syndrome is a rare constellation of congenital conditions pertaining to partial anomalous pulmonary venous return. Radiographically, these anomalous pulmonary veins can resemble a scimitar, and have heterogeneous clinical presentations. We present an unusual case of scimitar syndrome with associated recurrent pneumonia. We will briefly review the literature on scimitar syndrome as well as discuss how a predisposition to recurrent pneumonia may develop in this unusual variant of a rare clinical entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-243
Number of pages4
JournalRespiratory Medicine Case Reports
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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