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Absence of the aortic valve cusps with mitral atresia, normal left ventricle, and intact ventricular septum.
  1. A Cabrera,
  2. J M Galdeano,
  3. E Pastor
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital, Cruces, Vizcaya, Spain.


    A case of a previously unreported anomaly is presented in which absence of the aortic valve cusps, mitral atresia, a normal left ventricle, and an intact ventricular septum were diagnosed by cross sectional echocardiography. The development of a normal left ventricle, rather than the hypoplastic ventricle usually associated with mitral atresia, is explained by filling of the ventricular cavity via the regurgitant aortic valve.

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