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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 430-432

A Five (5) chamber heart (Cor Triatriatum) in Infancy: A rare congenital heart defect

1 Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Nigeria
2 Department of Family Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Nigeria

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Joseph Ezeogu
Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri
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DOI: 10.4103/0300-1652.126305

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Five-chambered heart is extremely rare in children. We report a case of asymptomatic five chamber heart detected in infancy. The patient is 2-day-old and managed in a special care baby unit (SCBU) for neonatal sepsis. During routine follow-up at the age of 1 month, she was found to have an asymptomatic murmur. Echocardiograph reported five-chambered heart, concluding that it is Cor triatriatum, supravalvular pulmonary stenosis and secundum atrial septal defect. The child is still been followed-up and is still asymptomatic at 7 months. Five-chambered heart, although rare, can occur even if asymptomatic.

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