Gerbode ventricular septal defect diagnosed at cardiac MR imaging: case report

Radiology. 2009 Jul;252(1):50-2. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2521082186.


This report describes the ability of cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to depict an unusual cardiac defect. A type of ventricular septal defect called the Gerbode defect, which results in a communication between the left ventricle and the right atrium, is presented. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first time cardiac MR imaging has been utilized to characterize this defect.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / diagnosis*
  • Heart Ventricles / abnormalities*
  • Heart Ventricles / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*