The Complete Reference for Scimitar Syndrome - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128104064, 9780128104071

The Complete Reference for Scimitar Syndrome

1st Edition

Anatomy, Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

Editors: Vladimiro Vida
eBook ISBN: 9780128104071
Paperback ISBN: 9780128104064
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd April 2017
Page Count: 192
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The Complete Reference for Scimitar Syndrome: Anatomy, Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment gives the complete picture of this rare syndrome that is usually treated with tactics such as imaging. The book goes beyond imaging, providing a pathological and clinical description of this rare syndrome. All aspects beginning with development, clinical presentation, current surgical options (including recent techniques) and indications to treat patients based on current results coming from multicenter study experiences are included. This book is a must-have reference for all cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, thoracic surgeons, pathologists, physicians, residents and students involved in Scimitar Syndrome cases.

Key Features

  • Includes diagnostic features and surgical techniques based on the international scimitar registry
  • Gives a complete picture of the various aspects of this rare congenital heart malformation that focuses on recent therapeutic results
  • Provides insights into current medical and surgical outcomes


Cardiology researchers, Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, thoracic surgeons, pathologists, Physicians, residents and students

Table of Contents

Part A. Scimitar Syndrome

Chapter 1. Introduction and Definition

  • 1.1. Introduction
  • 1.2. Definition

Chapter 2. Historical Notes

Chapter 3. Embryology

  • 3.1. Introduction
  • 3.2. Early Embryogenesis
  • 3.3. Cardiac Development
  • 3.4. Pulmonary Development
  • 3.5. The Embryonic Splanchnic Vascular Plexus
  • 3.6. Development of the Pulmonary Veins
  • 3.7. Development of the Pulmonary Arterial System
  • 3.8. Development of the Diaphragm
  • 3.9. Intrathoracic Asymmetry
  • 3.10. Understanding Developmental Errors in the Scimitar Syndrome
  • 3.11. Closing Remarks

Chapter 4. Anatomy and Histology

Chapter 5. Epidemiology and Physiopathology of Scimitar Syndrome

  • 5.1. Epidemiology
  • 5.2. Physiopathological Mechanisms
  • 5.3. Clinical Types of Scimitar Syndrome

Chapter 6. Diagnosis and Imaging

  • 6.1. Diagnosis
  • 6.2. Imaging

Chapter 7. Natural History and Medical Treatment

  • 7.1. Natural History in Isolated Forms of Scimitar Syndrome
  • 7.2. Natural History in Complicated Forms of Scimitar Syndrome
  • 7.3. Medical Treatment

Chapter 8. Cardiac Angiography and Interventional Therapy

  • 8.1. Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography
  • 8.2. Interventional Cardiac Catheterization

Chapter 9. Surgical Treatment and Outcomes

  • 9.1. History of Surgical Correction
  • 9.2. Surgical Strategies
  • 9.3. Types of Corrective Approaches
  • 9.4. Operative Results

Part B. Pulmonary Vascular Anomalies

Chapter 10. Other Pulmonary Vascular Anomalies: Anatomy, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

  • 10.1. Bronchopulmonary Sequestration
  • 10.2. Bronchopulmonary Sequestration and Scimitar Syndrome—Prenatal Issues
  • 10.3. Aberrant Systemic Artery to Normal Lung
  • 10.4. Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations
  • 10.5. Persistent Primitive Hepatic Venous Plexus
  • 10.6. Horseshoe Lung


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About the Editor

Vladimiro Vida

Vladimiro Vida

Dr. Vida is a surgeon in the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences at the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit at the University of Padua Medical School in Italy. In 2007 while spending time at the Children’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Vida was introduced to his first case of Scimitar Syndrome. He was given the opportunity to coordinate 4 multicenter studies (2 on national and 2 on international basis). These studies focused on the treatment of patients with this syndrome that were finalized with 3 scientific publications (plus one on going, the international scimitar registry collection data of 501 patients with this syndrome). Dr. Vida has also been invited by numerous societies to present the results of his experience. His major research areas include congenital heart disease in adults, congenital heart surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and Scimitar Syndrome.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit, University of Padua Medical School, Italy


"This disease is difficult to diagnose and treat correctly in all its varieties and associated anomalies. Thanks to this group of authors, there is now a comprehensive and streamlined book detailing our current understanding of this syndrome. Score: 92 - 4 Stars"--Doody's

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