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A complex case of congenital cardiac anomaly: pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect associated with major aortopulmonary collaterals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18782706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect associated with major aortopulmonary collaterals (MAPCAs) is a rare, complex, and heterogeneous congenital cardiac anomaly. The majority of untreated patients present with severe congestive heart failure and respiratory distress in the first decade of life. We describe a 15-year-old cyanotic boy, both of whose pulmonary arteries arise from the arcus aorta via patent ductus arteriosus. In addition to this anomaly, the patient has MAPCAs originating from the descending aorta that perfuse the right upper lobe of the lung, a persistent superior vena cava, an aberrant right subclavian artery, pulmonary atresia, and ventricular septal defect.
Kursat Tigen; Emre Gurel; Tansu Karaahmet; Cihan Cevik; Bulent Mutlu; Yelda Basaran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The heart surgery forum     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1522-6662     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Surg Forum     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-10     Completed Date:  2009-04-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891112     Medline TA:  Heart Surg Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E252-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Kartal Kosuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*
Collateral Circulation*
Cyanosis / etiology
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / complications
Heart Catheterization
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / complications*,  diagnosis
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
Pulmonary Atresia / complications*,  diagnosis
Pulmonary Circulation*
Subclavian Artery / abnormalities
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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