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Arch Dis Child 97:434-435 doi:10.1136/archdischild-2011-300570
  • Images in paediatrics

‘Asthma’ cured after cardiac surgery

  1. Rui Anjos3
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Hospital Central de Faro EPE, Faro, Portugal
  2. 2Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hospital de Santa Cruz, Lisbon, Portugal
  3. 3Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Hospital de Santa Cruz, Lisbon, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Luísa Gaspar, Department of Paediatrics, Hospital Central de Faro EPE, Rua Leão Penedo, 8000 Faro, Portugal; luisagaspar{at}hotmail.com
  • Received 28 June 2011
  • Accepted 18 November 2011
  • Published Online First 30 January 2012

A 6-year-old boy, with no relevant medical history, was seen for recurrent dyspnoea and wheezing. He was found to have a systolic heart murmur. An echocardiogram showed a circular anechogenic image posterior to, and to the left of, the ascending aorta, compressing the pulmonary trunk and right pulmonary artery, with systolic flow into the lesion.

An MRI and multidetector helical CT scan …

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