Tetralogy of Fallot and Absence of Left Pulmonary Artery

Halit V., Olgunturk R., Erer D., Kula S.

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.56, no.7, pp.430-432, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2007-989367
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.430-432
  • Keywords: Tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary artery, MAPCA, pulmonary hypertension, ISOLATED UNILATERAL ABSENCE, SILDENAFIL, REPAIR
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery is a rare congenital lesion usually caused by backward displacement of the conical artery of the truncus arteriosus. The purpose of this report is to describe and discuss the treatment of an 8-year-old patient who presented with cyanosis and was diagnosed with tetralogy of Fallot together with an absence of the left pulmonary artery and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries.