Transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect and diaphragmatic hernia in a fetus: the role of prenatal diagnosis in helping to predict postnatal survival Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Congenital heart disease and congenital diaphragmatic hernia are frequently associated. The combination of these lesions is predictive of poor postnatal survival. The identification of both lesions during prenatal life may facilitate improved survival in carefully selected cases. We present a case of left-sided diaphragmatic hernia with transposition of the great arteries and a ventricular septal defect (VSD) that survived following repair of both defects within the first six weeks of life.

publication date

  • November 2000