NEWELL PHILPOTT, M.D., C.M.
All congenital cardiac defects belonging to the cyanotic group, true morbus cæruleus, must be considered as very grave conditions. Perhaps the most serious of this group are those cases showing atresia or aplasia of the valvular orifices on the left side. These individuals usually die during the first few days of life and it is necessary for a compensatory anatomical adaptation to be present in order to maintain life even for a short time.
Atresias on the left side have, associated with the anomaly, defects in the ventricular auricular septum, as well as a widely patent ductus Botalli. The left
PHILPOTT N. Congenital Atresia of Aortic Ring1. Ann Intern Med. ;2:422–427. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-5-422
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(5):422-427.
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