What are the anatomic features of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) in adults?

Updated: Nov 13, 2018
  • Author: Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
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Answer

The classic anatomic features of adult patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) are no different from those seen in pediatric patients, such as the following [8] :

  • Perimembranous ventricular septal defect (VSD)
  • Right ventricular (RV) outflow tract obstruction (RVOTO)
  • An overriding aorta
  • RV hypertrophy
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