Transposition of great arteries (TGA)

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


20 day old male patient presented with respiratory distress and cyanosis

Patient Data

Age: 20 days
Gender: Male

There is enlargement of the cardiac silhouette with narrowing of the superior mediastinum.  

Annotated image

An image on an egg on a string is superimposed on this chest radiograph to clairfy the appearance of the egg on a string sign of transposition of the great arteries, with enlargement of the cardiac silhouette and atrophy of the thymus leading to narrowing of the upper mediastinum. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the characteristic features and clinical history of transposition of the great arteries. 

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Case information

rID: 13517
Published: 18th Apr 2011
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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