Persistent Truncus Arteriosus with a Single Umbilical Artery: A Case Report

Das, Aswin and Ankolekar, Vrinda Hari and Mamatha, H and D'Souza, Anne and D’Souza, Antony Sylvan (2014) Persistent Truncus Arteriosus with a Single Umbilical Artery: A Case Report. Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research, 3 (2). pp. 325-327. ISSN 2250-2858

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The persistent truncusarteriosus (TA) is an uncommon cardiac anomaly with an incidence of 0.7% of congenital heart disease. It is characterized by a single arterial trunk arising from the normally formed ventricles. Although only 0.7 percent of all congenital heart lesions are due to TA, it accounts for 4 percent of all critical congenital heart disease cases. Single umbilical artery is associated with major anomalies including cardiovascular malformations. Incidence of single umbilical artery is associated with various congenital anomalies including genitourinary (6.48%) and cardiovascular (6.25%) and musculoskeletal (5.44%). An eighteen weeks old male fetus of 30 year old G3P1L1MTP1 diabet ic mother was obtained after hysterotomy from the departm ent of obstetrics. Only a single blood vessel was seen to arise from the left ventricle which gave rise to two pulmonary arteries from its postero-lateral aspect (Collett and Edwards type II). The arch of the aorta was present on left side. No significant abnormalities were noted in other organs. A section of umbilical cord showed the single umbilical artery on H&E staining.It is known that the single umbilical artery is commonly associate d with cardiac abnormalities but a very limited literature is available on its etiology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Persistent truncus arterious; Single umblicalartery
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2014 04:25
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2014 04:25

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