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Meandering right pulmonary vein associated with severe and progressive “idiopathic-like” pulmonary hypertensive vascular disease

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 September 2015

Sofia Cuenca*
Affiliation:
Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
Montserrat Bret
Affiliation:
Pediatric Radiology Department, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain
Maria Jesus del Cerro
Affiliation:
Pediatric Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
*
Correspondence to: S. Cuenca, Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda, Manuel de Falla 1, Majadahonda, Madrid 28222, Spain. Tel: +34 913369027; Fax: +34 913368685; E-mail: somalea25@yahoo.es

Abstract

Congenital anomalies of the pulmonary veins are rare. Meandering right pulmonary vein, considered a part of the Scimitar syndrome spectrum, is often an incidental finding during chest imaging. We present the case of a 4-year-old girl diagnosed with meandering pulmonary vein, who developed pulmonary hypertensive disease with an aggressive course, in spite of absence of hypoxia or elevated pulmonary wedge pressure.

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