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Tricuspid atresia with normal axis on ECG palliated with a central shunt; a case report.
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PMID:  19048769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid Atresia is the 3rd commonest cyanotic congenital Heart disease. It is characterized by lack of communication between the right atrium and right ventricle. The treatment often requires a palliative systemic to pulmonary shunt before definite surgery. The use of a central shunt via a median sternotomy is suggested here as an alternative to other traditional shunts via a thoracotomy. METHOD: The management of a 3-month-old boy who presented with dyspnoea, fever, cough and cyanosis is presented here as obtained from Clinical records. RESULT: Following resuscitation, a central shunt (Ascending Aorta to main Pulmonary Artery) was constructed and the patient did well despite a turbulent post-operative period. CONCLUSION: The management of tricuspid atresia likes other cyanotic heart disease is daunting but palliative treatment is possible in our environment and definitive treatment where possible affords a fairly satisfactory prognosis.
A S Edaigbini; E E Ekpe; M A C Aghaji
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1115-2613     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Med     Publication Date:    2008 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-03     Completed Date:  2009-01-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888321     Medline TA:  Niger J Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  462-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Shika-Zaria.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Atria / pathology*,  surgery
Sternum / surgery
Tricuspid Atresia / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  surgery

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