Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14--16

Unoperated tetralogy of fallot: A natural survivor who refused for surgery at the age of 42 years – Was it ever too late to operate?


Ravisagar Patel, Abhinav Singh, Rajendra Mohan Mathur 
 Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ravisagar Patel
177, Ram Gali No. 2, Raja Park, Jaipur - 302 004, Rajasthan
India

Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common form of cyanotic congenital heart disease. Survival after the age of 12 years without corrective surgery is rare. We present a case of 42-year-old Indian male with uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot. Possible reasons for the longevity in this patient are left ventricular hypertrophy and systemic to pulmonary shunting through mediastinal collaterals.


How to cite this article:
Patel R, Singh A, Mathur RM. Unoperated tetralogy of fallot: A natural survivor who refused for surgery at the age of 42 years – Was it ever too late to operate?.Niger J Surg Sci 2019;29:14-16


How to cite this URL:
Patel R, Singh A, Mathur RM. Unoperated tetralogy of fallot: A natural survivor who refused for surgery at the age of 42 years – Was it ever too late to operate?. Niger J Surg Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Nov 29 ];29:14-16
Available from: https://www.njssjournal.org/article.asp?issn=1116-5898;year=2019;volume=29;issue=1;spage=14;epage=16;aulast=Patel;type=0