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The Japanese journal of surgery

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 224–226 | Cite as

Direct communication of the right pulmonary artery with the left atrium in an infant

  • Teiichi Oda
  • Young Tso Lin
  • Hideto Masaki
Case Report

Abstract

An 8-month-old Japanese girl with cyanosis and evidence of a round shadow connected with the right cardiac border on the chest X-ray film was diagnosed as a case of direct communication of the right pulmonary artery with the left atrium (RPA-LA communication) following cardiac catheterization and angiocardiography. She had a history of transient congestive heart failure in the early neonatal period. A secundum atrial septal defect and a two-lobed right lung were also present. The patient became asymptomatic after a successful ligation of the anomalous connecting vessel.

Key Words

neonatal heart failure atrial septal defect two-lobed right lung 

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References

  1. 1.
    Friedlich, A., Bing, R.J. and Blount, S.G., Jr.: Physiological studies in congenital heart disease. IX. Circulatory dynamics in the anomalies of venous return to the heart including pulmonary arteriovenous fistula. Bull Hopk Hosp 86: 20–57, 1950.Google Scholar
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    Okishima, T., Sato, Y., Yamamoto, K., Matsuoka, Y., Sennari, E., Hayakawa, K., Tomita, M., Koga, Y., Shibata, R.: A case of the direct communication between right pulmonary artery and the left atrium. Shinzo 13: 350–356, 1981 (in Japanese)Google Scholar

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© The Japan Surgical Society 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teiichi Oda
    • 1
    • 2
  • Young Tso Lin
    • 1
  • Hideto Masaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsKyushu UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Faculty of MedicineKyushu UniversityJapan

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