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Transposition of the Great Arteries With Intact Ventricular Septum and Type 1 Aortopulmonary Window

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posted on 2018-06-21, 16:42 authored by Binsalamah, Ziyad M., De Leon, Luis E., Dhillon, Gurpreet S., Fernandes, Caraciolo J., Asra Khan, Lopez, Keila N., Heinle, Jeffrey S.


Aortopulmonary window is a rare form of congenital heart disease that can be seen in isolation or with associated other complex cardiac lesions. Although aortopulmonary window has been associated with other complex cardiac lesions, only a few cases of this condition associated with transposition of the great arteries with an intact ventricular septum have been reported in the literature.


The authors demonstrate the successful repair of transposition of the great arteries with an associated aortopulmonary window in a neonate.


The repair consisted of an arterial switch operation and repair of the aortopulmonary window.


Timing of surgical intervention for an aortopulmonary window depends on its size and location, as well as the associated complex congenital heart lesion. Repair of transposition of the great arteries in association with an aortopulmonary window can be successfully achieved in the neonatal period, with excellent outcomes.

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