Preoperative diagnosis of co-existing divided left atrium and tetralogy of Fallot
Tetralogy of Fallot
We present the eighth published case of divided left atrium co-existing with tetralogy of Fallot. This is the first report of preoperative echocardiographic diagnosis of this unusual combination of defects. Demonstration of a partition within the left atrium is imperative for successful repair of the combined lesions. We draw attention to the need for careful echocardiography in patients where an obstruction to pulmonary venous drainage would dramatically affect the outcome subsequent to surgical correction.