Pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect with aortopulmonary collaterals in an adult dog.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect (PA-VSD) was diagnosed in a 2-year-old castrated male Terrier mix. Transthoracic echocardiography identified a large ventricular septal defect, overriding aorta and severe right ventricular hypertrophy. A main pulmonary artery could not be identified, consistent with pulmonary atresia or persistent truncus arteriosus. Transesophageal echocardiography and angiography confirmed PA-VSD with aortopulmonary collateral circulation arising from the descending thoracic aorta. This case report describes the antemortem diagnosis of the rare congenital defect PA-VSD in an adult dog.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tou, SP; Keene, BW; Barker, PCA

Published Date

  • December 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 271 - 275

PubMed ID

  • 22079102

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1875-0834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvc.2011.09.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands