Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 208–210

Left Ventricular Noncompaction and Coronary Artery Fistula in an Infant with Deletion 22q11.2

  • Heather Branton
  • Andrew E. Warren
  • Lynette S. Penney
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00246-010-9837-z

Cite this article as:
Branton, H., Warren, A.E. & Penney, L.S. Pediatr Cardiol (2011) 32: 208. doi:10.1007/s00246-010-9837-z


This report describes an infant presenting with deletion 22q11.2 in combination with left ventricular noncompaction and a coronary artery fistula. These two cardiac findings have rarely been reported in association with each other and have never been reported together in combination with deletion 22q11.2. The reported case demonstrates the expanding cardiac phenotype of individuals with deletion 22q11.2, suggesting that it may be appropriate to offer studies for the detection of deletion 22q11.2 to individuals with a wide range of structural cardiac defects.


Coronary artery fistula Deletion 22q11.2 Left ventricular noncompaction 

Supplementary material

Movie 1 Magnified apical four-chamber view illustrating a heavily trabeculated left ventricular (LV) free wall. (AVI 5193 kb)

Movie 2 Parasternal short-axis view illustrating spongiform noncompacted trabeculations mostly on the anterior left ventricular (LV) free wall. (AVI 6917 kb)

Movie 3 Parasternal short-axis view with and without color flow mapping illustrating the color flow between trabeculations at the left ventricular (LV) apex. (AVI 3658 kb)

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heather Branton
    • 1
  • Andrew E. Warren
    • 2
  • Lynette S. Penney
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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