Origin of both great vessels from the right ventricle with intact ventricular septum is extremely rare, only two cases of this cardiac malformation has been reported previously according to our knowledge. Reported herein, is the case of a two-day-old infant who exhibited cyanosis at birth and an ejection systolic murmur along the left sternal border with a normal ECG. Necropsy observation revealed origin of both great vessels arising from a dilated right ventricle with intact ventricular septum. An atrial septal defect, hypoplasia of the mitral valve and left ventricle were present. The intracardiac hemodynamics are similar to aortic valvular atresia and/or mitral atresia with intact ventricular septum.
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From the Departments of Pediatrics and Pathology, University of Pathology, The Charles T. Miller Hospital, St. Paul, Supported by Public Health Service Research Grant 5 R01 from the National Heart Institute. Received for publication June 1, 1967. *Address: Department Pathology, The Charles T. Miller