Background: Scimitar syndrome is a rare and complex congenital anomaly of the lung with multiple variables and is named for its resemblance to the classical radiological crooked sword. Its defining feature is the anomalous pulmonary drainage. It is associated with various cardiothoracic malformations and a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. Case series: Nine patients diagnosed with scimitar syndrome found in the database of Hospital Infantil de México between 2009 and 2013 were reviewed. Demographic records, clinical status and hemodynamic parameters reported were collected. Conclusions: This case series called attention to certain differences between our group of patients and those reported in the international literature. Patients were predominantly female and were diagnosed between 1 and 20 months of life. All were asymptomatic at the time of the study. Half of the patients had a history of respiratory disease and all patients had with pulmonary hypertension. Surgical management was required in on-third of the patient group.
Jaramillo González, C., Karam Bechara, J., Sáenz Gómez, J., Siegert Olivares, A., & Jamaica Balderas, L. (2014). Síndrome de la cimitarra: Serie de casos. Boletin Medico Del Hospital Infantil de Mexico, 71(6), 367–372. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bmhimx.2015.01.002