scimitar syndrome

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1956
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A definition of the term "scimitar syndrome" is presented. It refers to a rare congenital malformation of the heart and lungs, marked by dextroposition of the heart, a malformed right lung, abnormal connections between the right pulmonary veins and the inferior vena cava, and abnormal pulmonary arterial connections to the right lung.


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