Common arterial trunk is relatively a straightforward diagnosis on echocardiography. We describe a neonate who was referred to our centre as a case of common arterial trunk but on evaluation was found to have pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and aortopulmonary window, for which he underwent repair with Barbero-Marcial technique. These two conditions differ anatomically and embryologically, and careful echocardiographic evaluation will help in diagnosis and appropriate management.
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Shah, S., Kavya, Saraf, R. et al. Unusual Differential Diagnosis of Common Arterial Trunk. Pediatr Cardiol 33, 1180–1182 (2012) doi:10.1007/s00246-012-0240-9
- Aortopulmonary window
- Pulmonary atresia
- Common arterial trunk