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Survival to Adulthood in a Patient with Complete Transposition of the Great Vessels: Including a Note on the Association of Endocrine Tumors with Heart Disease

Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(5):834-842. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-57-5-834
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The majority of patients with complete transposition of the great vessels die in infancy. The subject of this paper is a man who lived for 21 years with this malformation, which was associated with several other cardiac defects. A Blalock-Taussig procedure had been performed at the age of 10 years. An adrenal cortical tumor was discovered at autopsy, and this finding provided the stimulus to review the association of endocrine tumors with heart disease.

REPORT OF PATIENT: A 21-year-old white man, a furniture maker, was admitted to the National Heart Institute on September 20, 1961. A heart murmur and cyanosis


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