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CONGENITAL DEXTROCARDIA WITH PATENT DUCTUS OVALE

CONGENITAL DEXTROCARDIA WITH PATENT DUCTUS OVALE In view of the rarity of congenital dextrocardia alone, as shown by the review of the literature recently published by Moffett and Neuhoff,1 this case is reported. As in almost all cases reported this patient suffered from congenital defect of the heart itself. Its occurrence in a girl and the opportunity for necropsy are interesting features. CASE REPORT Jean M., a girl, aged about 1 month, was brought to the Maternity and Children's Hospital for adoption, August 18, 1915. On physical examination the baby was found to weigh 5 pounds 5 ounces and its length of body to be 18¾ inches, circumference of head 13% inches, of chest 11½ inches. The temperature was 99, pulse 144, respiration 40. The skin of the whole body was cyanotic, more marked over the face and hands. The respiration was rapid, with a sinking in of the suprasternal notch and epigastrium on inspiration, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

CONGENITAL DEXTROCARDIA WITH PATENT DUCTUS OVALE

American journal of diseases of children , Volume XII (3) – Sep 1, 1916

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1916 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1916.04110150031002
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Abstract

In view of the rarity of congenital dextrocardia alone, as shown by the review of the literature recently published by Moffett and Neuhoff,1 this case is reported. As in almost all cases reported this patient suffered from congenital defect of the heart itself. Its occurrence in a girl and the opportunity for necropsy are interesting features. CASE REPORT Jean M., a girl, aged about 1 month, was brought to the Maternity and Children's Hospital for adoption, August 18, 1915. On physical examination the baby was found to weigh 5 pounds 5 ounces and its length of body to be 18¾ inches, circumference of head 13% inches, of chest 11½ inches. The temperature was 99, pulse 144, respiration 40. The skin of the whole body was cyanotic, more marked over the face and hands. The respiration was rapid, with a sinking in of the suprasternal notch and epigastrium on inspiration,

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1916

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