ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A successful surgical repair of truncus arteriosus in a three-year-old boy
Murat Koç1, Ömer Faruk Çiçek1, Mehmet Taşar1, Sercan Tak1, Vehbi Doğan2, Hakan Aydın1, Ali Kutsal1
1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Departments of Pediatric Cardiology Surgery, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.12463
Truncus arteriosus is an extremely rare congenital heart disease in which a single great artery arises from the heart and supplies systemic, coronary, and pulmonary blood flow presenting with a ventricular septal defect. If left untreated, the majority of cases die within the first year of life. Herein, we report a three-year-old male case with type 1 truncus arteriosus who was successfully operated.
Keywords : Congenital heart defect; nitric oxide; truncus arteriosus
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