Taussig-Bing complex

Andreeva E. MD, Sayakina E. MD.

Moscow regions Research Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Medical-genetic department, Moscow, Russia.

Case report

This is a case of a 31-year-old woman (G3Р1), with non-contributive personal or family history. She was referred to our department at 34 weeks of pregnancy.  We found a subpulmonary ventricular septal defect with great arteries both arising from the right ventricle. The aorta was anterior and right-sided compared to the pulmonary artery. The arrangement was consistent with transposition of the great arteries. We concluded these findings fit under the diagnosis of Taussig-Bing complex.

The patient delivered at 38 weeks. It was a boy of 3850 grams and measured 54 cm. Apgar score 8/7 (1st/5th minute respectively). The neonate was transferred to the cardiac department.  The prenatal diagnosis was confirmed. The cardiac surgery to correct the transposition of the great vessels and ventricular septal defect was performed afterwards.

Images 1,2: Image 1 shows ventricular septal defect. Image 2 shows a dilated pulmonary artery located over the ventricular a septal defect.


Images 3,4: Images show pulmonary artery arising from the right ventricle. Note the ventricular septal defect on the image 4.


Image 5: Aorta arising from the right ventricle.


Video 1: Video showing subpulmonary ventricular septal defect, pulmonary artery and aorta both arising from the right ventricle.

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