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Systemic-to-pulmonary blood supply in tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia

Rossi, RN; Hislop, A; Anderson, RH; Martins, FM; Cook, AC; (2002) Systemic-to-pulmonary blood supply in tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia. Cardiology in the Young , 12 (4) 373 - 388. 10.1017/S1047951100012981.

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Abstract

Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia is one of the most challenging congenital cardiac malformations, for the morphologist, cardiologist and surgeon alike. Much of the difficulty in this lesion concerns the nature and development of pulmonary arterial supply, and the manner in which complete segmental supply to the lungs can be successfully restored or maintained. In this review, we discuss the anatomy and nomenclature of the lesion, emphasising the variability that can occur in pulmonary arterial anatomy, particularly in the presence of systemic-to-pulmonary collateral arteries. We speculate on the likely embryologic origins of these connections. Then by means of anatomic-clinical correlations, we emphasise the diagnostic approach to delineating the origin and extent of the pulmonary vasculature

Type:Article
Title:Systemic-to-pulmonary blood supply in tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia
DOI:10.1017/S1047951100012981
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1047951100012981
Language:English
Keywords:atresia, Blood, blood supply, FALLOT, pulmonary, TETRALOGY, Tetralogy of Fallot, VB, Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect, development, bronchial arteries, angiography
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Child Health

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