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Concordant ventriculoarterial connections with parallel arterial trunks in the setting of isomerism of the right atrial appendages.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16835798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe an autopsied specimen, from an infant who died in 1967, in which concordant ventriculoarterial connections coexisted with parallel arterial trunks, usually described as "anatomically corrected malposition." Based on their shape, the extent of the pectinate muscles, and the absence of a coronary sinus, we diagnosed isomeric right atrial appendages. Despite this, the arrangement of the remaining thoracic and abdominal organs, as well as the patterns of venous drainage, was almost completely mirror imaged.
David S Crossland; Robert H Anderson; James L Wilkinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-07-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-11     Completed Date:  2007-02-13     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  511-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Royal Childern's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple
Atrial Appendage / abnormalities*
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / pathology
Dextrocardia / pathology
Fatal Outcome
Heart Defects, Congenital / pathology*
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / pathology
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities
Transposition of Great Vessels / pathology
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities

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