Congenital heart defect, Elderly congenital heart disease, Adult congenital defect, Atrial septal defect, Mitral stenosis, Anomalous pulmonary venous return
Lutembacher’s syndrome is a rare disease defined as the combination of atrial septal defect and mitral stenosis, which relieves the progression of symptoms resulting from mitral stenosis. We present a case of a previously asymptomatic 70-year-old man having Lutembacher’s syndrome with sinus venosus type of interatrial defect associated with partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage. Our patient’s only complaint was of mild exertional dyspnea, which started six months prior to referral. Clinical suspicion of the combination of defects arose during transthoracic echocardiography. The patient underwent transesophageal echocardiography and multi-slice computed tomography for defect confirmation. The combination of Lutembacher’s syndrome with this complex deformity of pulmonary venous drainage has rarely been described. Such complex congenital defects with multifaceted physiological repercussions can go largely undiagnosed for the patients affected for most of their lifetimes.
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Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 11 (view)