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Complex congenital disease in a newborn

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

  • A full-term male newborn baby was referred to our center for surgical management of pulmonary
    atresia (with intact ventricular septum), which had been diagnosed antenatally.

  • Preoperative echocardiography confirmed the diagnosis and showed an inlet portion of the right
    ventricle lacking both trabecular and infundibular components. Pulmonary atresia was disclosed with
    a patent ductus arteriosus feeding both pulmonary arteries. A huge left coronary artery with a
    bidirectional shunt was also seen.

  • Multidetector dual-source CT was performed to comprehensively analyze this complex malformation
    before surgery.