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REVIEW ARTICLE

ALCAPA and Tetralogy of Fallots: A Rare Echocardiographic Combination

Minati Choudhury

Keywords : Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery, Tetralogy of Fallots, transesophageal echocardiography

Citation Information : Choudhury M. ALCAPA and Tetralogy of Fallots: A Rare Echocardiographic Combination. J Perioper Echocardiogr 2018; 6 (2):36-39.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10034-1086

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is an uncommon congenital anomaly. We report a rare association of ALCAPA with tetralogy of Fallots (TOF). The physiology, clinical presentation and specific echocardiographic clues that suggest diagnosis in these circumstances can be different from a patient having isolated ALCAPA. In such clinical scenario, the anesthesiologist should able to recognize the echocardiographic features of the coexistence of ALCAPA and be aware of the potential pitfalls.


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