Results: High diagnostic sensitivity (81%) was found in isolated total anomalous pulmonary venous return and low (27%) in heterotaxy and mixed (20%) varieties.
KEYWORDS: Total anomalous pulmonary venous return, Echocardiography, Computed tomographic angiography, Heterotaxy.
On admission to the paediatric ward, hospital records identified the patient as belonging to the cardiac clinic for a cyanotic heart disease with a diagnosis of total anomalous pulmonary venous return
(TAPVR) type 1.
We present the case of a 7-week-old male with total anomalous pulmonary venous return
and long-segment near-complete tracheal rings.
Shortly after Griffin was born last July, he was diagnosed with TAPV (Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
), a life-threatening condition in which pulmonary veins are not properly attached to the heart.
In total anomalous pulmonary venous return
(TAPVR), the pulmonary veins make an abnormal connection to the right atrium, with coronary sinus or systemic veins resulting physiologically in an extracardiac right-to-left shunt.