Preoperative diagnosis of co-existing divided left atrium and tetralogy of Fallot Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Abnormalities, Multiple
  • Cor Triatriatum
  • Tetralogy of Fallot

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • August 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/S1047951104004196

PubMed ID

  • 15680057

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 456

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 14

number

  • 4