Cardiac Pathology: Heart: Tetralogy of Fallot

01 October 2011
Presented by Mary Sheppard


Tetralogy of Fallot


A 1948 autopsy specimen from a 14 year old recognised to have congenital disease from birth. She did not walk until three years old and tended to squat from that age. She had attended school for a year at the age of seven, but had, for two or three years, become progressively worse, developing clubbed fingers with intense cyanosis. Mr. Brock operated, finding a thin-walled dilated pulmonary artery (5 cm diameter), conditions unsuited to further procedure.


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