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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019, 7(11), 280-283
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-11-5
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A Rare Case Presented with Asthma Symptoms: Scimitar Syndrome

Hatice Çelik Tuğlu1, Önder Öztürk1, , Merve Ergün2, Mustafa Karabacak3, Veysel Atilla Ayyıldız4 and Ahmet Akkaya1

1Department of Chest Diseases, Medical School of Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

2Medical School of Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

3Department of Cardiology, Medical School of Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

4Department of Radiology, Medical School of Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

Pub. Date: August 28, 2019

Cite this paper:
Hatice Çelik Tuğlu, Önder Öztürk, Merve Ergün, Mustafa Karabacak, Veysel Atilla Ayyıldız and Ahmet Akkaya. A Rare Case Presented with Asthma Symptoms: Scimitar Syndrome. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019; 7(11):280-283. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-11-5


Background: Scimitar syndrome is a rare constellation of congenital conditions pertaining to partial anomalous pulmonary venous return to the inferior vena cava, which may associate with variable right lung hypoplasia, right pulmonary artery hypoplasia, pulmonary sequestration together with the presence of aortopulmonary collaterals from the descending aorta towards the right lung. Depending on the severity of the defect, it can present as early as in neonatal period or occasionally later in life. In many cases, there are also other associated cardiac anomalies. Case characteristics: 23-year-old woman with recurrent episodes of breathlessness and wheezing symptoms since her childhood. Computed tomography angiogram revealed right pulmonary veins draining into inferior vena cava through a single vein with a single ostium diagnosed as Scimitar syndrome. Outcome: Successfully managed with surgical correction. Message: Scimitar syndrome should be considered in adulthood with asthma symptoms if it is not under control.

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