Atrial septal defect

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones
X-ray

Cardiomegaly without upturned apex. Pulmonary hypertension and a large pulmonary trunk suggesting a large left to right shunt.

This patient had an ASD that was confirmed at echo. The size of the defect meant that surgery was required

X-ray

Following surgery, the size of the heart has reduced significantly as has the size of the pulmonary trunk.

Case Discussion

Atrial septal defects (ASDs) vary in size and severity with the larger defects requiring surgical intervention.

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Case information

rID: 27445
Case created: 3rd Feb 2014
Last edited: 12th Sep 2015
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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