Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 102–104 | Cite as

Transposition of the great arteries with posterior aorta: Detection by two-dimensional echocardiography

  • Toshiharu Miyake
  • Tatuo Yokoyama
  • Hitoshi Shirotani
Case Reports


Two-dimensional echocardiographic features in a case of transposition of the great arteries (TGA) with the posterior aorta are described. The unusual arrangement of the great arteries and the presence of bilateral conuses and aortic-mitral fibrous continuity were clearly demonstrated by angiocardiography and then confirmed at surgery.

Key Words

Transposition of the great arteries Two-dimensional echocardiography Posterior aorta 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshiharu Miyake
    • 1
  • Tatuo Yokoyama
    • 1
  • Hitoshi Shirotani
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Pediatric CardiologyKinki University School of MedicineOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryKinki University School of MedicineOnohigashi, OsakasayamaJapan

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