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Magnetic resonance imaging of proximal aortopulmonary window

      Abstract

      Aortopulmonary window was prospectively diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging in a 9-month-old boy. The diagnosis was confirmed by cardiac catheterization, angiocardiography, two-dimensional and color doppler echocardiography. Spin-echo T1-weighted axial and coronal magnetic resonance images show a large windowlike communication between left ascending aorta and right wall of the main pulmonary arterial trunk. To our knowledge, this is the first time that the diagnosis of the aorticopulmonary window was achieved by magnetic resonance imaging.

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