alexa Distinctive Mediastinal Appearance in Chest Radiograph of a Patient with Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection
ISSN: 2375-4273

Health Care : Current Reviews
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Case Report

Distinctive Mediastinal Appearance in Chest Radiograph of a Patient with Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

Firdouse M1, Agarwal A1, Predescu D2, Gilleland J2and Mondal T2*

1Faculty of Health science, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canad

2Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children’s Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Tapas Mondal
Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton
ON, L8S 4K1, Canada
Tel: (905) 521-2100 x75259
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: August 08, 2013; Accepted date: September 10, 2013; Published date: September 12, 2013

Citation: Firdouse M, Agarwal A, Dragos Predescu, Gilleland J, Mondal T (2013) Distinctive Mediastinal Appearance in Chest Radiograph of a Patient with Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection. Health Care Current Reviews 1:102. doi:10.4172/hccr.1000102

Copyright: © 2013 Firdouse M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Abstract Despite technological advancements, diagnosis of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) can be challenging in neonates and infants, particularly in asymptomatic cases. We report a case of a 22-month-old boy who presented to the Emergency department with a history of intermittent fever and cough, initially diagnosed as pneumonia. The presence of an enlarged mediastinal mass was noted in a chest radiograph and was interpreted as a potential malignancy. However, the presence of a supracardiac type of TAPVC with significant right-sided cardiac dilation and a large unobstructed ascending vertical vein was confirmed by echocardiogram. Elective and uneventful surgical correction was performed with subsequent follow-up to confirm cardiac stability and normalization. This case presents the “snowman” or “figure-of-eight” appearance characteristic of TAPVC. Moreover, our patient’s chest radiograph is suggestive of a well-defined, smooth and linear vascular shadow with the presence of a normal lung parenchyma along with increased pulmonary vascularity indicating a left-sided vertical vein in keeping with the supracardiac type of TAPVC. Not commonly reported in previous literature, these unique radiographic findings may hold significant value for pediatricians and imaging specialists as a diagnostic tool for the supracardiac variant of this congenital pathology

Keywords

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords