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Case Reports
September 1941


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pathology, Temple University School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;62(3):629-633. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000150153020

In a series of 1,000 cases of congenital heart disease Abbott1 included 12 cases in which aortic atresia was the primary lesion and 2 additional cases in which it was associated with another cardiac defect. In 1 of these cases a systolic murmur was noted, in 1 a continuous murmur and in 8 cyanosis. Roberts2 found 9 cases of this anomaly alone and 6 additional cases in which it was associated with other congenital cardiac defects. He reported another case, that of a second-born twin who had severe cyanosis and dyspnea and who died twenty hours after birth; the first-born twin, who died immediately after birth, had a normal heart. In this group of cases Roberts correlated the duration of life with the size of the interatrial aperture. Three of the same cases were included in a review by Lippincott,3 who added the report of a case

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