Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return: Scimitar vein
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Scimitar syndrome is a rare association of congenital cardiopulmonary anomalies characterized by partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, in which an abnormal right pulmonary vein drains into the inferior vena cava. Although frequently diagnosed in infancey, patient may remain asymptomatic until adulthood. Surgical correction is indicated in adults with signs of pulmonary volume overload or right heart dilation.During surgical correction, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) can be utilized to define anatomy of the lesions and confirm the adequacy of the repair. This case exemplifies the role of transesophageal echocardiography in perioperative management and surgical decision making...

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