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September 1935

COARCTATION OF THE AORTA: REPORT OF THREE CASES

Author Affiliations

HAMILTON, CANADA
From the Department of Pathology, University of Western Ontario, London, and the Pathological Laboratory, St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton.

Am J Dis Child. 1935;50(3):642-648. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970090072007
Abstract

I wish to report three cases of coarctation of the aorta that presented an interesting variety of detail both clinically and at necropsy.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—A boy died twenty-one and one-half hours after birth. Delivery was normal. The baby was blue, and it did not breathe for ten minutes after birth. It remained blue up to the time of death. Birth was said to be five weeks premature although the weight was 7 pounds and 3 ounces (3,260.04 Gm.) and the body length was 20½ inches (52 cm.). A murmur was heard over the precordium which was thought to be systolic. The mother had five children living and well; her family history was irrelevant.At necropsy the face was very cyanotic. The lips were blue and dry. The conjunctivae were congested. When the thorax was opened the pericardium and its contents were found to occupy practically the entire

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