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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.