Dept. of Pediatrics (소아청소년학); Dept. of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery (흉부외과학); Institute for Medical Science (의과학 연구소)
Keimyung Medical Journal, Vol.16(1) : 145-150, 1997
The essence of the criss-cross
heart is rotation of the ventricular mass around its long axis. It results in two ventricles and great arteries-achieving unexpected relationships. We report a 2 day-old boy with superoinferior ventricles, criss-cross atrioventricular relationships pulmonary atresia, venric니lar septal defect, transposition of the great arteries.
The diagnosis was made by echocardiographic examination, cardiac catheterization and angiocardiography. Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt was performed to alleviate hypoxia. Following the shunt operation, the clinical condition of the patient improved.