Truncus arteriosus Type ii

Hassam H. Hussein --- Adnan K.Aljanabi --- Shakir K.Gatea

Al-Qadisiyah Medical Journal مجلة القادسية الطبية
ISSN: 18170153 Year: 2016 Volume: 12 Issue: 22 Pages: 171-176
Publisher: Al-Qadisiyah University جامعة القادسية


Background : Truncus arteriosus (TA) is an uncommon congenital cardiovascular anomaly that is characterized by a single arterial trunk arising from the normally formed ventricles by means of a single semilunar valve (ie, truncal valve).Case presentation : A 3-month-old female infant product of spontaneous vaginal delivery complaining from dyspnea , tachypnea , mild cyanosis since birth , decrease in feeding and activity ,She was admitted twice in different hospitals and diagnose as a case of VSD with pulmonary hypertention , given treatment but no response , the family picked her to Babylon for maternity and children hospital . ECHO and cardiac CT- angiography was done were revealed truncus arteriosus.She was treated by anti failure and drug which lower pulmonary vascular resistance, her condition improve and become stable . after that they went to turkey where operation was done in specialized cardiac centre before age of six month.Conclusion : In any infant with signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure and mild cyanosis truncus arteriosus shoud be suspected.