Gerbode Defect of Congenital Variety in an Infant: A Case Report SD06-SD07
Dr. Ankur Singh,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, India.
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Gerbode defect is a rare communication from left ventricle to right atrium. It is of two types: congenital versus acquired OR Direct (type I) versus Indirect (type II). Acquired forms are more common and increasingly reported than congenital. We report a second Indian case of such a rare defect and highlight the salient points of all such previously reported cases to make aware the clinicians and paediatricians of need of early diagnosis and timely surgery/ referral for successful outcome.