Tetralogy of Fallot with Anomalous Tricuspid Valve Simulating Pulmonary Stenosis with Intact Septum
An anatomicopathologic entity of the tetralogy of Fallot with an additional finding of an accessory flap of tricuspid valvular tissue is described. In the 3 cases reported in this paper, the outstanding hemodynamic finding was a right ventricular systolic pressure that was significantly greater than the systemic systolic pressure.
The hemodynamic findings were explained by the fact that the accessory tricuspid flap partially closed the large ventricular septal defect.
The clinical picture was similar to that of either severe pulmonary stenosis with an intact ventricular septum or severe pulmonary stenosis with a small ventricular septal defect and a right-to-left shunt at the ventricular level.
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