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A case series of patients with cor triatriatum dexter: unique cause of neonatal cyanosis. Pediatr Cardiol 2015 Jan;36(1):240-3

Date

09/03/2014

Pubmed ID

25179457

DOI

10.1007/s00246-014-1008-1

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84937213255 (requires institutional sign-in at Scopus site)   5 Citations

Abstract

Cor triatriatum dexter is a rare congenital heart defect that can lead to cyanosis in a newborn with an otherwise normal exam. The initial evaluation of these patients typically focuses on searching for a pulmonary etiology for arterial desaturation, which often leads to a negative work up. When cardiac evaluation is performed, it may be challenging because the heart lesion can be difficult to visualize on an echocardiogram. The diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion and thorough echocardiographic imaging. Once diagnosed, surgical repair can alleviate the shunt created by the defect. This case series describes all patients (3) with cor triatriatum dexter seen at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin from 2000 to 2013.

Author List

Mackman CA, Liedel JL, Woods RK, Samyn MM

Authors

Margaret Mary Samyn MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Ronald K. Woods MD Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Cor Triatriatum
Cyanosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn