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Systemic-to-pulmonary blood supply in Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12206561     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia is one of the most challenging congenital cardiac malformations, for the morphologist, cardiologist and surgeon alike. Much of the difficulty in this lesion concerns the nature and development of pulmonary arterial supply, and the manner in which complete segmental supply to the lungs can be successfully restored or maintained. In this review, we discuss the anatomy and nomenclature of the lesion, emphasising the variability that can occur in pulmonary arterial anatomy, particularly in the presence of systemic-to-pulmonary collateral arteries. We speculate on the likely embryologic origins of these connections. Then by means of anatomic-clinical correlations, we emphasise the diagnostic approach to delineating the origin and extent of the pulmonary vasculature.
Renata N Rossi; Alison Hislop; Robert H Anderson; F Maymone Martins; Andrew C Cook
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1047-9511     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2002 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-02     Completed Date:  2003-02-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
Paediatric Cardiac Unit, Hospital de Santa Cruz, Lisbon, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Collateral Circulation
Pulmonary Atresia / pathology*
Pulmonary Circulation*
Tetralogy of Fallot / pathology*

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