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ISSN: Print -2349-0977, Online - 2349-4387
CASE IN POINT: CLINICS IN RADIOLOGY
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 141-144

An unusual cause of scimitar sign: Anomalous unilateral single right pulmonary vein associated with accessory liver lobe


Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Pragya Singh
Flat No. 903, Trimurti Heights, Sector 39, Gurgaon - 110 019, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2349-0977.181515

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We report a case of an anomalous unilateral single right pulmonary vein resembling a scimitar sign on chest X-ray. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature describing this interesting rare anomaly that is often confused with arteriovenous malformation and hypogenetic lung syndrome (scimitar syndrome). This report briefly discusses the embryology of the pulmonary veins, classification of the pulmonary venous anomalies, and various causes of scimitar sign.


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