Single Ventricle Cardiac Defect


Eren B., Turkmen N. , Fedakar R. , Senel B., Cetin V.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.60, no.5, pp.390-391, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.390-391

Abstract

Single ventricle heart is defined as a rare cardiac abnormality with a single ventricle chamber involving diverse functional and physiological defects. Our case is of a ten month-old baby boy who died shortly after admission to the hospital due to vomiting and diarrhoea. Autopsy findings revealed cyanosis of finger nails and ears. Internal examination revealed; large heart, weighing 60 grams, single ventricle, without a septum and upper membranous part. Single ventricle is a rare pathology, hence, this paper aims to discuss this case from a medico-legal point of view.