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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 86-89

Un-operated transposition of the great arteries in a 31-year-old Yoruba, Nigerian woman


1 Department of Anatomy; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
2 Department of Paediatrics, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
3 Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Olulola Olutoyin Oladapo
Departments of Anatomy and Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan,P. O. Box 14259, Ibadan
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-7969.173850

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Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is incompatible with life unless there exist shunts between the two parallel circulations. Even where shunts are present, it still remains a lethal cyanotic congenital heart disease if it is not surgically corrected soon after birth. We report the case of a 31-year-old woman with un-operated TGA who not only survived but was able to carry a pregnancy to term. This may not be unconnected with the fact that she has associated atrial and ventricular septal defects.


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