Transposition of great vessels

Case contributed by Abdallah Al Khateeb


Central cyanosis.

Patient Data

Age: 2 days
Gender: Female

The aorta arises from the right ventricle, while the pulmonary artery arises from the left ventricle.

A large VSD is also seen which maintains the circulation.


A diagram illustrating the anatomical features of transposition of great vessels.

Case Discussion

CTA directly shows the abnormal origin of the major vessels; the aorta and the pulmonary trunk.

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