Transposition of the great arteries

Case contributed by Dr David Clopton

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Case Discussion

Egg on a string sign refers to the cardiomediastinal silhouette seen in transposition of the great arteries (TGA).

The heart appears globular due to an abnormal convexity of the right atrial border and left atrial enlargement and therefore appears like an egg.

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Case information

rID: 35346
Case created: 2nd Apr 2015
Last edited: 13th Sep 2015
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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