Tetralogy of Fallot

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Cyanotic neonate.

Patient Data

Age: Neonate
X-ray

9 days of age

Right upper lobe collapse and an abnormal cardiomediastinal contour with elevated cardiac apex.

X-ray

10 weeks of age

At 10 weeks, there is elevation of the cardiac apex.

Case Discussion

Neonatal CXRs in a cyanotic child, demonstrate elevation of the cardiac apex, suspicious for right ventricular hypertrophy. Tetralogy of Fallot was suspected that was later confirmed on echocardiography and subsequent surgery.

Case courtesy of Bob Cook, MD. Western Memorial Regional Hospital Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

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Case information

rID: 8049
Published: 5th Jan 2010
Last edited: 10th Jun 2018
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