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Aortopulmonary septal defect
An aortopulmonary septal defect is a heart disorder deriving from disorders of the development of the aorticopulmonary septum. There are numerous types. Types include: ⁕persistent truncus arteriosus ⁕double outlet right ventricle ⁕transposition of the great vessels ⁕tetralogy of Fallot
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Aortopulmonary Septal Defect
A developmental abnormality in which the spiral (aortopulmonary) septum failed to completely divide the TRUNCUS ARTERIOSUS into ASCENDING AORTA and PULMONARY ARTERY. This abnormal communication between the two major vessels usually lies above their respective valves (AORTIC VALVE; PULMONARY VALVE).
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