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Uncorrected pink tetralogy of Fallot in an adult patient: incidental CT findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19717356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), one of the most common congenital heart diseases, has four major components: right ventricular hypertrophy, overriding aorta, membranous ventricular septal defect, and right ventricular outflow tract obstruction. If not already present at birth, cyanosis develops in the first year of life. Survival of the patient depends on the degree of pulmonary obstruction and the pulmonary blood supply. Patients rarely survive after the fourth decade of life. Limitation of blood to the lungs combined with ventricular septal defect results in supply of oxygen-poor blood to the body, causing cyanosis (blue coloration) in the patient. If the pulmonary stenosis is mild and ventricular septal defect is in balance, however, the noncyanotic patient is referred as having "pink tetralogy of Fallot."
Thanongchai Siriapisith; Jitladda Wasinrat; Damras Tresukosol
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-08-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1876-861X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-17     Completed Date:  2010-05-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101308347     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  58-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Radiology, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 2 Prannok Bangkoknoi, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Incidental Findings
Middle Aged
Tetralogy of Fallot / radiography*,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
Treatment Outcome

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