CASE REPORT
Year : 2023  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 101-103

Anesthesia management of living donor liver transplantation in a patient with scimitar syndrome


Department of Anesthesia, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Muhammad Shabbir
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, MBC-72, P O Box 3354, Riyadh 11211
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sja.sja_553_22

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Scimitar syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly with a hallmark of an abnormal drainage of pulmonary veins into inferior vena cava instead of the left atrium; this creates a curvilinear radiological pattern resembling a sword (scimitar) on a chest radiograph, thus attracting the name. This case report highlights the challenges during liver transplantation, and perioperative anesthetic management of a patient with an uncorrected Scimitar Syndrome.


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