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Pathology 19

A full-term infant girl is born by spontaneous vaginal delivery to a G2P1 mother. Upon physical examination, a bluish tinge to the skin and lips is immediately noted as well as marked tachypnea. Auscultation of the heart reveals a murmur. She is taken to have an echocardiogram which shows atrial septal defect (ASD), ventricular septal defect (VSD), and right ventricular hypoplasia.

The patient is given alprostadil to stabilize her condition while surgery is scheduled. Which of the following is the most likely condition affecting this patient?

  • A) Tetralogy of Fallot
  • B) Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR)
  • C) Transposition of the great vessels
  • D) Tricuspid atresia
  • E) Truncus arteriosus


Robert Li


Dr. Ted O'Connell

Last updated

Jun 29, 2022


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