Infantile scimitar syndrome with severe pulmonary hypertension: successful treatment with coil embolization of the systemic arterial supply to the sequestered lung

Pfammatter, Jean-Pierre; Luhmer, Ingrid; Kallfelz, Hans Carlo (1997). Infantile scimitar syndrome with severe pulmonary hypertension: successful treatment with coil embolization of the systemic arterial supply to the sequestered lung. Cardiology in the young, 7(4), pp. 454-457. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/S1047951100004509

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Scimitar syndrome is a rare cardiopulmonary malformation. Presentation in infancy is usually associated with pulmonary hypertension and severe symptoms. We discuss treatment of such an infant. Two abnormal systemic vessels supplying the sequestered lower part of the right lung were embolized using catheter-inserted coils. The patent arterial duct was surgically ligated. These procedures resulted in a significant reduction of the shunt and the level of pulmonary hypertension, as well as in an impresssive improvement of symptoms.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Pfammatter, Jean-Pierre

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1047-9511

Publisher:

Cambridge University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marceline Brodmann

Date Deposited:

30 Jul 2020 11:44

Last Modified:

30 Jul 2020 11:44

Publisher DOI:

10.1017/S1047951100004509

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.115692

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/115692

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