Truncal Inversion with Biventricular Pulmonary Trunk and Aorta from Right Ventricle (Variant of Taussig-Bing Complex)
A heart is described pathologically in which the aorta emerged from the right ventricle and was not related to the ventricular septal defect, while the pulmonary trunk emerged from both ventricles, but mostly the right, and was related to the ventricular septal defect. This Taussig-Bing arrangement of vessels was coupled with the presence of the aortic orifice to the left and the pulmonic orifice to the right, which is an inverted position. The anatomic concept of inversion is an abnormality in position from the standpoint of laterality. A careful study of the conal regions of the left and right ventricles showed that those regions were not inverted. Therefore, this represents a case of Taussig-Bing complex with exclusively truncal inversion, which is unique. This may be explained on the basis of opposite metameric contribution to the development of the truncus.
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