aorticopulmonary

aorticopulmonary

/aor·ti·co·pul·mo·nary/ (a-or″tĭ-ko-pool´mo-nar″e) pertaining to or lying between the aorta and pulmonary artery.

aortopulmonary

adjective Referring to both aortic and pulmonary structures considered together (e.g., blood vessels, valves, etc.).

Aorticopulmonary is a commonly used adjective and is the most direct translation of aortiopulmonale, the adjective sanctioned by the International Anatomical Nomenclature Committee. This precedent notwithstanding, the simpler aortopulmonary is preferred, as the letters “ic” are a convention dictated by euphonics (and should be used sparingly) and have waned from current use. The abbreviated form aorto is also widely used, as in aortogram, aortopathy, aortosclerosis and others.
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1] ARSCA was more common in female than in male and commonly seen in disorders such as Down syndrome, DiGeorge and Edward's syndromes, tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary atresia, or major aorticopulmonary collateral arteries.
They participate in the formation of aorticopulmonary septum, the tunica media of the great arteries, the outflow tract septum, and the semilunar valves,[sup][25],[26],[27],[28],[29] throughout the embryonic development.
6 Aorticopulmonary tumours tend to occur in patients with a mean age of 49 years with no gender preference and only 3% of these secrete catecholamines.
A second classification system was later described primarily based on the presence (type A) or absence (type B) of a VSD and development of the aorticopulmonary septum [2].
Van Praagh, "The anatomy of common aorticopulmonary trunk (truncus arteriosus communis) and its embryologic implications.
Some reports have found its association with tetralogy of Fallot, complete atrioventricular septal defect, and aortopulmonary window, which arises secondary to failure of septation in the aorticopulmonary trunk.
Therefore, secondary evidence of partial absence of the left pericardium is key in confirming the diagnosis such as excessive leftward deviation of the cardiac apex and lung interposed between the heart and diaphragm as well as lung extending between the aorta and pulmonary artery in the aorticopulmonary window, a finding considered pathognomonic for this condition (Figure 14).
Resection of parathyroid tumor in the aorticopulmonary window without prior neck exploration.
The absence of certain signs may help in excluding the diagnosis: loss of the aorticopulmonary window, abnormality of the aortic arch, rightward tracheal shift, and widening of the left paraspinal line without associated fracture.
Eisenmenger syndrome consists of pulmonary hypertension due to high pulmonary vascular resistance with reversed or bidirectional shunts at the aorticopulmonary, ventricular, or atrial levels (1).
6] It may also be seen in patients with tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary atresia, and major aorticopulmonary collateral arteries.