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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 352128, 3 pages
Case Report

Uncommon Cause of Paradoxical Embolism in a Case of Scimitar Syndrome

Pulmonary Department, Florida Hospital Celebration Health, Celebration, FL 34747, USA

Received 8 November 2013; Accepted 8 December 2013

Academic Editor: Stephen P. Peters

Copyright © 2013 Fortune O. Alabi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Scimitar syndrome, a rare congenital cardiopulmonary condition, presents in both pediatric and adult populations as an anomalous pulmonary venous return of most of the right lung to the inferior vena cava. Recently, asymptomatic adult cases have been diagnosed with advances in imaging studies. We report the case of an asymptomatic 43-year-old male, with a complex variant scimitar syndrome diagnosed by computed tomographic angiography.