1999, Cilt 12, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 098-100
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC DIAGNOSIS OF AORTOPULMONARY WINDOW IN A 4-DAY-OLD BABY
Figen Akalın1, Funda Öztunç2, Serap Turan3
1Sub-department of fediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul Turkey
2Institute of Cardiology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Aortopulmonary window, Echocardiography, Congenital heart disease

Aortopulmonary window is a rare cardiac abnormality leading to pulmonary vascular disease unless diagnosed in early infancy. Echocardiographic diagnosis may be difficult if it is not searched for. Aortopulmonary window must be considered in the differential diagnosis of patent ductus arteriosus and truncus arteriosus because of their similar clinical findings and natural course. Early diagnosis is essential for prevention of complications, especially the Eisenmenger syndrome. We herein present an aortopulmonary window type I case diagnosed by echocardiography and treated surgically in a-four day-old baby.