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Premature baby with tetralogy of Fallot

    Author: Axel Küttner, MD, Erlangen, Germany
    Body Region: Cardiovascular

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

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A baby girl was born in gestational week 27 with tetralogy of Fallot. At age 8 months, a
      conduit was placed from the brachiocephalic trunk to the pulmonary artery.

    • At age 3 years, surgical correction was attempted. During placement of a cardiac catheter, a
      coronary anomaly was suspected.

    • Cardiac CT was performed to visualize the coronary arteries and to rule out or confirm an
      aberrant vessel which would present an obstacle for surgery.