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NJBMS - Volume 3, Issue 1, July - September 2012

Pages: 78-80

SCIMITAR SYNDROME WITH ABSENT LEFT KIDNEY- A CASE REPORT

Author: DHANANJAYA CD, KRISHNAPPA J, YELLAPPA G

Category: Clinical Sciences

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Abstract:

Scimitar syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly consisting a part of right pulmonary venous return to the inferior vena cava. There is a clear bimodal presentation of this syndrome with either infantile presentation or a paediatric/adult form. The infantile variant is severe form with significant mortality. The adult form is less severe and may be asymptomatic. The case we are reporting presented with respiratory distress , hypoplasia of the right lung, dextroposition of the heart and absent left kidney.

Keywords: Scimitar Syndrome, Dextro Position of Heart, Hypoplasia of Lung.

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