Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 170–172 | Cite as

Posterior D-transposition of the great arteries with an unusual form of aortic obstruction

  • Avram Benatar
  • Manuel de Jesus Antunes
  • Solomon Elias Levin
Case Reports


An unusual case of posterior transposition of the great arteries, with previously underscribed aortic obstruction is described. The patient, who underwent an arterial switch operation, was found at surgery to have a mass of myxomatous tissue arising from the tricuspid valve. This finding was responsible for the hemodynamically significant aortic stenosis.

Key Words

Posterior transpostion Aortic obstruction Arterial switch procedure Tricuspid valve abnormality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avram Benatar
    • 1
  • Manuel de Jesus Antunes
    • 1
  • Solomon Elias Levin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics and Cardiothoracic SurgeryJohannesburg Group of Teaching Hospitals and University of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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