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Case Reports
April 1950


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology of New York University College of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;79(4):692-697. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040010707010

Congenital atresia of the pulmonary valve with a closed interventricular septum is infrequently encountered.1 Similarly, atresia of the tricuspid orifice is an uncommon lesion; Brown2 found only 19 such cases in the literature. The combination of atresia of both these valvular orifices has been reported only five times previously.3

REPORT OF A CASE  L. B., a white female infant, was admitted to the Pediatric Service of Bellevue Hospital on July 16, 1947 at the age of 6 weeks. Her mother was 28 and her father 30 years of age and both were in good health, with no past history of heart disease, tuberculosis, syphilis, nervous diseases or allergy. The mother's pregnancy, her first, was uncomplicated and she specifically denied any illness during the gestational period. The child was a full term infant, whose weight at birth was not known. The membranes ruptured spontaneously twenty-four hours prior to

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