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Transposition of Great Vessels

A congenital cardiovascular malformation in which the AORTA arises entirely from the RIGHT VENTRICLE, and the PULMONARY ARTERY arises from the LEFT VENTRICLE. Consequently, the pulmonary and the systemic circulations are parallel and not sequential, so that the venous return from the peripheral circulation is re-circulated by the right ventricle via aorta to the systemic circulation without being oxygenated in the lungs. This is a potentially lethal form of heart disease in newborns and infants.

Year introduced: 1965

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Tree Number(s): C14.240.400.915, C14.280.400.915, C16.131.240.400.915

MeSH Unique ID: D014188

Entry Terms:

  • Great Vessels Transposition
  • Great Vessels Transpositions
  • Transposition of Great Arteries
  • Great Arteries Transposition
  • Great Arteries Transpositions
  • Levotransposition of Great Vessels
  • Great Vessels Levotransposition
  • Great Vessels Levotranspositions
  • Levo-Looped Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Levo Looped Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Levo-TGA
  • Levo TGA
  • Levo-TGAs
  • Dextrotransposition of Great Vessels
  • Great Vessels Dextrotransposition
  • Great Vessels Dextrotranspositions
  • Dextro-Looped Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Dextro Looped Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Dextro-TGA
  • Dextro TGA
  • Dextro-TGAs

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