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World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2012 Jul 1;3(3):382-4. doi: 10.1177/2150135112438233.

Right pulmonary artery to left atrial fistula: a rare presentation.

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Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Section of Cardiac Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Abstract

Right pulmonary artery to left atrial fistula is a rare congenital vascular anomaly which usually presents with cyanosis, clubbing, dyspnea, and signs and symptoms of a right to left shunt. Paradoxical embolism to the brain resulting in cerebral abscess formation and death is a rare and ominous complication that has been described. We describe an unusual presentation with abdominal pain resulting from splenic infarction.

KEYWORDS:

congenital heart disease (CHD); congenital heart surgery; fistula; pulmonary arteries

PMID:
23804875
DOI:
10.1177/2150135112438233

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