CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-16

Unoperated tetralogy of fallot: A natural survivor who refused for surgery at the age of 42 years – Was it ever too late to operate?


Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ravisagar Patel
177, Ram Gali No. 2, Raja Park, Jaipur - 302 004, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/njss.njss_31_14

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Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common form of cyanotic congenital heart disease. Survival after the age of 12 years without corrective surgery is rare. We present a case of 42-year-old Indian male with uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot. Possible reasons for the longevity in this patient are left ventricular hypertrophy and systemic to pulmonary shunting through mediastinal collaterals.


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