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Postgrad Med J 84:558 doi:10.1136/pgmj.2008.070375
  • Images in medicine

Scimitar syndrome on chest x ray

  1. C-W Siu1,
  2. S C-W Cheung2,
  3. C W-S Chan1,
  4. Y-M Lam1,3,
  5. H-F Tse1,
  6. M-H Jim1,3
  1. 1
    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  2. 2
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  3. 3
    Cardiac Medical Unit, Grantham Hospital, Hong Kong
  1. Dr M-H Jim, Cardiac Medical Unit, Grantham Hospital, 125 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong; jimmanh2002{at}yahoo.com
  • Received 5 April 2008
  • Accepted 27 June 2008

A 39-year-old asymptomatic woman was referred for further evaluation of a systolic murmur (grade 2/6) over the pulmonary area. Physical examination was otherwise unremarkable. Resting electrocardiography was normal as well. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed cardiac dextroposition, dilated right atrium and ventricle. However, no significant valvular lesions were detected, and both the inter-atrial and inter-ventricular septa appeared intact. …