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Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 138541, 3 pages
Case Report

Scimitar Syndrome in an Asymptomatic Adult: Fortuitous Diagnosis by Imaging Technique

Cardiology Department, Regional University Hospital Carlos Haya, Calle Padang 4C, 29190 Malaga, Spain

Received 4 November 2011; Accepted 4 January 2012

Academic Editors: N. Espinola-Zavaleta, Z.-Y. Li, G. Pasterkamp, and J. Veselka

Copyright © 2012 Miguel Angel Ramirez-Marrero and Manuel de Mora-Martin. 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.


Congenital cardiopathies in adults are a rare clinical entity in the cardiology consultations. Advances in imaging techniques allow the fortuitous diagnosis of mild forms of these congenital abnormalities. We describe a case of an asymptomatic 41-year-old man, with a medical history of recurrent pneumonia during childhood and an established diagnosis of scimitar syndrome by computed tomography.