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Case Reports
December 1935


Author Affiliations

From the Children's Memorial Hospital and the Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute.

Am J Dis Child. 1935;50(6):1465-1475. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970120117010

The presence of a defect of the interauricular septum in conjunction with mitral stenosis has been reported by a number of observers. McGinn and White1 recently presented an excellent review of twenty-three previously reported cases and added one of their own. Since the publication of their report, two other cases have been recorded by Jerofejeff2 and Mitchell and Bauer.3 We have encountered an example of this condition which seems worthy of being placed on record, not only because the condition is rare but because our case offered a number of unusual features.

REPORT OF A CASE  H. A., a white boy, was born on March 31, 1923. He was the second of four children. An older brother is under observation because of a systolic murmur along the left sternal margin, suggestive of congenital cardiac disease. One other child, born prematurely, died at the age of 6 weeks