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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2001 April;42(2):197-9

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Aortopulmonary window coexisting with tetralogy of Fallot

Alborino D., Guccione P., Di Donato R., Marino B.

From the Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy


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Aor­to­pul­mo­nary ­window is a ­rare car­diac mal­for­ma­tion pre­senting ­either in the iso­lated ­form, or in asso­ci­a­tion ­with ­other car­diac anom­a­lies. The iso­lated ­form usu­ally ­presents an ­increased pul­mo­nary ­blood ­flow as the ­main clin­ical fea­ture, but if asso­ciated ­with ­other car­diac anom­a­lies the clin­ical find­ings ­change ­according to the addi­tional ­defect. ­Only 19 ­cases of aor­to­pul­mo­nary ­window asso­ciated ­with tet­ralogy of ­Fallot ­have ­been ­reported. ­Five of ­them ­have asso­ciated pul­mo­nary ­atresia. We ­report two neo­natal ­cases of aor­to­pul­mo­nary ­window and tet­ralogy of ­Fallot, one of ­them pre­senting an asso­ciated pul­mo­nary ­atresia.

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