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Rom J Leg Med26(2)154-157(2018)
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Cor biloculare with truncus arteriosus communis: autopsy case report with literature review

D. Sopková, S. F. Iannaccone, D. Farkaš

Abstract: Cor biloculare associated with a persistent truncus arteriosus is a very rare congenital heart disease. Referred to also as a two-chambered heart, cor biloculare is a malformation characterized by the presence of a single atrium and single ventricle communicating through a common atrioventricular valve. In association with truncus arteriosus communis, instead of separate aorta and pulmonary artery originating from the common ventricle, there is a single arterial trunk present, giving rise to coronary, pulmonary and systemic arteries. This combined malformation belongs to the group of cyanotic congenital cardiac diseases with a death of the affected individual occurring usually in the neonatal period. We present the autopsy findings of a premature female infant with a cor biloculare associated with truncus arteriosus communis born at a gestational age of 23 weeks, who died a day and a half after the birth.
Keywords: cor biloculare, truncus arteriosus communis, premature infant, autopsy findings.

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