ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Type II Aortopulmonary Window Coexisting With a Ventricular Septal Defect in a 23-Year-old Man
Mehmet Balkanay, Ercan Eren, Erhan Kaya, Mehmet Erdem Toker, Mustafa Güler, Cevat Yakut
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, İstanbul
Aortopulmonary window is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly. We herein report a case of an aortopulmonary window coexisting with a ventricular septal defect in a 23-year-old man. He had a history of a systolic murmur detected when he had been seven years old, after which he had been followed-up only with medications. Two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography showed a type II aortopulmonary window and an inlet type ventricular septal defect. The diagnosis was confirmed by cardiac catheterization and angiography. Surgical correction was performed using the transaortic approach. After a follow-up of 16 months, the patient was in New York Heart Association class I.
Keywords : Aorta, thoracic; aortopulmonary septal defect/surgery; cardiopulmonary bypass; heart septal defects, ventricular/surgery; pulmonary artery/abnormalities
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