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Echocardiography is often inadequate for imaging tetralogy of Fallot, prompting cineangiography. This study prospectively evaluated multidetector computed tomographic angiography for preoperative evaluation of tetralogy of Fallot in 112 consecutive patients. Forty-eight had nonconfluent or hypoplastic pulmonary arteries (mean z-score, -2; range, -11.1-0.13)… (More)
Allgrove syndrome consists of triad of Adrenal hypoplasia, Achalasia cardia and Alacrimia. Often the first manifestation of adrenal hypoplasia is Addisonian crisis precipitated by infection or trauma. We present case of a 9-year-old boy who presented in shock due to adrenal failure later confirmed to have Allgove syndrome.
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of congenital heart surgery on anthropometric scores of growth in economically disadvantaged children. METHODS A cohort of 100 economically disadvantaged children was followed up after cardiac surgery for their nutritional recovery. Weight, height and body mass index for age were measured just before surgery and at a median… (More)
The diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) depends on clinical evidence of renal, rheumatologic, cutaneous, and neurologic involvement, supported by serological markers. A previously healthy 14-year-old girl presented with Libman-Sacks endocarditis involving the aortic valve as the first manifestation of SLE. Even though she did not satisfy the… (More)