Left hemitruncus associated with tetralogy of fallot: A case report


Soylu M., DEMİR A. D. , Tikiz H., Kisacik H., Korkmaz U.

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, vol.51, no.1, pp.58-60, 2000 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Journal Name: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-60
  • Keywords: left hemitruncus, tetralogy of Fallot, survival, ASCENDING AORTA, PULMONARY-ARTERY, ANOMALOUS ORIGIN, SURGICAL REPAIR

Abstract

This report presents a case of a left hemitruncus and tetralogy of Fallot. The diagnosis was first made by means of echocardiography and confirmed with cardiac catheterization thereafter. To the authors' knowledge, this patient is the fourth-longest-term survivor so far reported in the medical literature. A significant improvement has been observed after surgical correction of the anomaly, and the patient was free of symptoms at the 6-mo follow-up examination. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.