Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 156–158 | Cite as

Anomalous origin of both pulmonary arteries from the ascending aorta with a nonbranching main pulmonary artery arising from the right ventricle

  • Hiroyuki Aotsuka
  • Yoko Nagai
  • Manabu Saito
  • Hiroo Matsumoto
  • Tsunetaro Nakamura
Case Reports

Summary

A 3-month-old boy, mildly cyanosed and tachypneic, was found by cineangiography to have a nonbranching main pulmonary artery arising from the right ventricle and connecting to the descending aorta via a large persistent ductus arteriosus. The left and right pulmonary arteries arose as a common “trunk,” before branching, from the ascending aorta. Complete surgical correction was performed at 7-months of age. Subsequent cardiac catheterization has demonstrated normal pressures and blood oxygen saturation in all right-heart chambers and the great arteries.

Key Words

Anomalous origin of pulmonary artery Persistent ductus arteriosus Differential arterial cyanosis 

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References

  1. 1.
    Beitzke A, Shinebourne EA (1980) Single origin of right and left pulmonary arteries from ascending aorta, with main pulmonary artery from right ventricle.Br Heart J 43:363Google Scholar
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    Cucci CE, Doyle EF, Lewis EW (1964) Absence of a primary division of the pulmonary trunk. An ontogenetic theory.Circulation 29:124Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Aotsuka
    • 2
    • 1
  • Yoko Nagai
    • 2
    • 1
  • Manabu Saito
    • 2
    • 1
  • Hiroo Matsumoto
    • 2
    • 1
  • Tsunetaro Nakamura
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryTsurumai HospitalChibaJapan
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyChiba Children's HospitalChibaJapan

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