Abnormal Origin of the Pulmonary Artery from the Ascending Aorta in the Neonate

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Dec 1;37(6):937-941. doi: 10.21470/1678-9741-2021-0359.


The anomalous origin of one pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta is a rare congenital heart disease, generally diagnosed based on the clinical information and on echocardiographic and computed tomography angiography findings. Here we report two neonates successfully treated with surgery early in life.

Keywords: Aorta; Computed Tomography Angiography; General Surgery; Heart Deffects, Congenital; Infant, Newborn; Information; Pulmonary Artery; Research Report.

MeSH terms

  • Angiography / methods
  • Aorta / diagnostic imaging
  • Aorta / surgery
  • Echocardiography / methods
  • Heart Defects, Congenital* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pulmonary Artery* / abnormalities
  • Pulmonary Artery* / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Artery* / surgery