Right pulmonary artery-left atrial communication presenting with brain abscess: a case report


KUECUEKOSMANOGLU O., POYRAZOGLU H., TOPCUOGLU M. S. , ERDEM S., Erman T. , OEZBARLAS N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.48, ss.373-375, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.373-375

Özet

Direct communication between the right pulmonary artery and left atrium is a very rare vascular malformation. We report a patient with this anomaly. She presented with unexplained cyanosis and brain abscesses. The diagnosis was made with contrast echocardiography and angiography. We treated this anomaly successfully with surgery. Complete cure for this anomaly can be achieved by ligation.