Postmortem angiocardiography in newborn infants with congenital malformation of the heart and great vessels

Pediatr Radiol. 1976 Apr 14;4(3):133-8. doi: 10.1007/BF00975344.


In congenital malformations of the heart and great vessels with a fatal outcome a postmortem angiocardiography may contribute to diagnosis. In this technique the heart is not dissected and the topographical relationships remain unchanged. A postmorten angiocardiography is of particular interest if no autopsy is to be performed. Some patho-anatomical details are demonstrated in three selected cases: newborn infants with 1. hypoplastic left heart syndrome, 2. truncus arteriosus communis with interruption of the aortic arch, and 3. aortic-left ventricular tunnel.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiocardiography*
  • Autopsy
  • Female
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Transposition of Great Vessels / diagnostic imaging*