Tetralogy of Fallot: an angiographic-pathologic correlative study.
The anatomic abnormalities observed by cineangiographic axial techniques of 12 patients with tetralogy of Fallot were correlated with anatomic details noted at necropsy. Right ventricular angiograms made in the right anterior oblique view best demonstrated the severity and type of infundibular obstruction and also permitted differentiation of the perimembranous, infundibular muscular and subarterial types of ventricular septal defects. The degree of aortic overriding was best displayed in the long-axis view. Comparison of the intracardiac anatomy of each postmortem specimen with the respective premortem cineangiogram has provided further clarification of the angiographic anatomy displayed by these axial techniques.
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