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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 131-133

A rare case of truncus arteriosus in the elderly


Department of General Medicine, M.R. Medical College, Kalaburgi, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sangram Biradar
Department of General Medicine, M.R. Medical College, Kalaburgi, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AJIM.AJIM_6_19

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Truncus arteriosus (TA) is a rare cyanotic congenital heart disease, with average survival up to 5 weeks to 6 months. There are factors such as pulmonary arterial hypertension and hypoplasia of the pulmonary branches that are deleterious for life in some cardiovascular diseases. The natural history of the unrepaired defect is not very well known, and is backed by only a handful of such reported cases. We report this very rare case of an uncorrected TA surviving into adulthood and bearing four uneventful childbirths.


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