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Echocardiographic identification of thymic hypoplasia in tetralogy of fallot/tetralogy pulmonary atresia.
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PMID:  10569345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of transthoracic echocardiography to detect the presence of thymic tissue has been reported in patients at risk for graft versus host disease. We confirmed the accuracy of this method in patients with tetralogy of Fallot and tetralogy of Fallot/pulmonary atresia, and suggest using a threshold distance of 6.1 cm/m2 (5.5 to 6.3 cm/m2).
A M Moran; S D Colan; J E Mayer; M E van der Velde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-02     Completed Date:  1999-12-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1268-71, A9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
DiGeorge Syndrome / complications,  ultrasonography*
Predictive Value of Tests
Pulmonary Atresia / complications*,  ultrasonography
ROC Curve
Sensitivity and Specificity
Tetralogy of Fallot / complications*,  ultrasonography

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