Aortopulmonary window coexisting with tetralogy of Fallot: Echocardiographic diagnosis

Mario Carminati, Adele Borghi, Orazio Valsecchi, Maria Quattrociocchi, Abele Balduzzi, Paolo Rusconi, Maria Giovanna Russo, Pierluigi Festa, Laura Preda, Roberto Tiraboschi

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Aortopulmonary window coexisting with tetralogy of Fallot (TF) was prospectively diagnosed by two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography and Doppler in an 18-month-old boy; the diagnosis was confirmed by cardiac catheterization and angiocardiography. Surgical correction was performed, but the patient died in the operating room from right ventricular dysfunction. The autopsy showed an adequate surgical repair, but the histologic examination of the lungs demonstrated severe pulmonary vascular disease, which was presumed to be the cause of death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • Aortopulmonary window
  • Echocardiography
  • Tetralogy of Fallot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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