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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 8, Issue 1, August 2013 pp 01-03

Research Article

Double Inlet Left Ventricle - A Case Report

Vrushali V. Nikade*, Saurabh P. Kulkarni#, Sanjay K. Shivapuje, M. V. Ambiye**

{*Assistant Professor, **Professor & Head} Department of Anatomy, TNMC & BY Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.
#Assistant professor, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Senior Resident, Department of Cardiology, GMC and JJ Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Double inlet left ventricle is a very rare congenital anomaly which occurs in about 5 - 10 of 100,000 live births. Only the left ventricle of heart is developed properly and both atrial chambers carry blood into this ventricle. This means that oxygen-rich blood mixes with oxygen-poor blood. The mixture is then pumped into both the body and the lungs. The problem most likely occurs early in the pregnancy, when the baby's heart develops. However, the exact cause of DILV is unknown. We are presenting here a case of 2 year old child with single ventricle having left ventricular morphology diagnosed by echocardiography. Great vessels were transposed and pulmonary artery was stenosed.