• Users Online: 115
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
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
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/AJIM.AJIM_6_19

Rights and Permissions

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.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded93    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal