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Cardiorespiratory failure at birth (1-day-old boy)

Author: Jean-François Paul, MD, Plessis-Robinson, France
Body Region: Cardiovascular

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • An infant boy was born with cardiorespiratory failure and required mechanical ventilation.
  • Echocardiography, performed on the 1-day-old infant, suggested a diagnosis of total anomalous
    pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) but did not clearly demonstrate the pulmonary vein anatomy.

  • Low-dose, contrast-enhanced dual-source CT was performed for further evaluation.