The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2017 , Vol 59 , Num 2
Truncus arteriosus with double aortic arch: A rare association
Selman Vefa Yıldırım 1 ,Ali Yıldırım 2
1 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Near East University Medical Faculty, Nicosia, Cyprus
2 Department of Pediatric, Cardiology, Eskisehir Osmangazi University Medical Faculty, Eskisehir, Turkey
DOI : 10.24953/turkjped.2017.02.020 Yıldırım SV, Yıldırım A. Truncus arteriosus with double aortic arch: A rare association. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 221-223.

Truncus arteriosus (TA) is a congenital heart defect often diagnosed in neonatal period; it represents 0.7% of all congenital heart lesions. The pulmonary arteries originate generally above the coronary ostium. Aorto-pulmonary and interventricular defects are believed to represent an abnormality of conotruncal septation. TA is classified into four types, according to Van Praagh and Colette Edwards. Some of congenital heart defects may be associated with TA, such as aortic interruption. In literature, TA with a double aortic arch is observed as a very rare condition. We present here a newborn diagnosed with a combination of TA type 1 and double aortic arch. Keywords : neonate, truncus arteriosus, double aortic arch

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