n SA Journal of Radiology - Incidental MDCT finding of a subclinical PDA in an adult patient with Eisenmenger syndrome : case report
|Article Title||Incidental MDCT finding of a subclinical PDA in an adult patient with Eisenmenger syndrome : case report|
|Journal||SA Journal of Radiology|
|Author||Sugania Reddy, Gary Sudwarts, Gavin Quail, Mala Modi and Willy Hendson|
|Publication Date||Aug 2009|
|Pages||56 - 59|
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) comprises 5 - 10% of all congenital cardiac lesions. The incidence of PDA is 1 in 500, although most of these children are asymptomatic. The defect must persist beyond 3 months of age to be considered pathological. The male:female ratio is 1:2 unless the condition is associated with other congenital problems. Most children with PDA are asymptomatic; however, 50% of patients with a large PDA will develop pulmonary hypertension and may eventually develop Eisenmenger's syndrome if left patent.
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