The Egyptian Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 64--66

Role of transesophageal echocardiography for intraoperative decision-making in double-chamber right ventricle with ventricular septal defect and absent pulmonary valve


Neeti Makhija1, Ira Dhawan1, Ajay K Jha1, Sachin Talwar2 
1 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Cardiothoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Neeti Makhija
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Room No. 9, 7th Floor, Cardiothoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029
India

Absent pulmonary valve is a variant of tetralogy of Fallot, characterized by small or rudimentary, stenotic or regurgitant pulmonary valve with dilated pulmonary artery. It is uncommonly associated with double-chamber right ventricle. We hereby report a case with preoperative diagnosis of ventricular septal defect with pulmonary stenosis based on routine transthoracic echocardiography. Intraoperatively, transesophageal echocardiography showed a rare combination of double-chamber right ventricle in association with ventricular septal defect and absent pulmonary valve, which was confirmed during surgery.


How to cite this article:
Makhija N, Dhawan I, Jha AK, Talwar S. Role of transesophageal echocardiography for intraoperative decision-making in double-chamber right ventricle with ventricular septal defect and absent pulmonary valve.Egypt J Cardiothorac Anesth 2016;10:64-66


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Makhija N, Dhawan I, Jha AK, Talwar S. Role of transesophageal echocardiography for intraoperative decision-making in double-chamber right ventricle with ventricular septal defect and absent pulmonary valve. Egypt J Cardiothorac Anesth [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Aug 16 ];10:64-66
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