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J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2014 Jul 27;2(3):2324709614536139. doi: 10.1177/2324709614536139. eCollection 2014 Jul-Sep.

Abnormal Origin of the Right Pulmonary Artery From Ascending Aorta (Hemitruncus Arteriosus).

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Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.


Hemitruncus arteriosus is a rare congenital deformity that results in early infant mortality. Persistence into adulthood is very unusual and is associated with pulmonary hypertension. We report a case in an adult male with the associated clinical issues.


anomalous pulmonary artery; congenital heart disease; hemitruncus arteriosus; patent ductus arteriosis; pulmonary hypertension

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