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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.