tetralogy of Fallot

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tetralogy of Fal·lot

A congenital malformation of the heart characterized by a defect in the ventricular septum, misplacement of the origin of the aorta, narrowing of the pulmonary artery, and enlargement of the right ventricle.

[After Étienne Fallot (1850-1911), French physician.]
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Noun1.tetralogy of Fallot - a congenital heart defect producing cyanosis; characterized by four symptoms: pulmonary stenosis and ventricular septal defect and malposition of the aorta over both ventricles and hypertrophy of the right ventricle
pulmonary stenosis - abnormal narrowing of the opening into the pulmonary artery from the right ventricle
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
congenital heart defect - a birth defect involving the heart
ventricular septal defect - a common congenital heart defect; an abnormal opening in the septum dividing the ventricles allows blood to pass directly from the left to the right ventricle; large openings may cause congestive heart failure

tetralogy of Fallot

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Ectopia cordis is frequently accompanied by congenital heart disorders including ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, pulmonary stenosis, fallot tetralogy, right ventricular diverticle, double outlet right ventricle and more rarely with single ventricle, transposition of the great arteries and atrioventricular septal defect (1, 7, 9, 11).
A 2-year old boy was admitted to our hospital with the diagnosis of Fallot Tetralogy for corrective surgery and complete correction was made and a patch was used for the ventriculoseptal defect.
The 40% of single coronary artery anomaly cases are associated with congenital heart diseases such as Fallot tetralogy, transposition of great arteries, persistent truncus arteriosus, and pulmonary atresia (2).