An adult with central cyanosis and differential pulmonary vascularity

Rajiv Ananthakrishna, Nagaraja Moorthy, Dattatreya P.V. Rao, Manjunath C. Nanjappa

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A 22-year-old male patient presented with progressive effort intolerance of 2-years duration. Clinical findings and investigations were suggestive of Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). In addition, there was a conspicuous difference in the pulmonary vascularity with oligemia on the left side and relative hypervascularity on the right side. The right pulmonary artery was arising from the proximal ascending aorta and the main pulmonary artery was continuing as the left pulmonary artery. The anomalous origin of a branch pulmonary artery from the aorta (AOPA) is a rare cardiac anomaly. We report this condition in association with TOF, highlighting the differential pulmonary vascularity.

Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Pediatric Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2015


  • Anomalous origin
  • congenital heart disease
  • pulmonary artery
  • pulmonary vascularity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Ananthakrishna, R., Moorthy, N., Rao, D. P. V., & Nanjappa, M. C. (2015). An adult with central cyanosis and differential pulmonary vascularity. Annals of Pediatric Cardiology, 8(3), 253-254.