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Incidental congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) in an adult with suspected coronary artery disease: review on radiological features and pathophysiology
  1. Khairil Amir Sayuti1,2 and
  2. Mohd Yadie Syazwan Bin Azizi1,2
  1. 1Department of Radiology, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
  2. 2School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Khairil Amir Sayuti; khairilamirsayuti{at}


We report a case of a 46-year-old woman who has presented to a peripheral hospital with progressive exertional dyspnoea and chest discomfort. The resting ECG showed features of left-sided ventricular hypertrophy. The initial chest radiograph was reported as cardiomegaly. Initial echocardiography revealed left atrial dilatation and ‘left ventricular’ hypertrophy with normal ejection fraction. She was treated as possible coronary artery disease and was subsequently referred to our centre for CT coronary angiography. Findings from the CT scan were consistent with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA). This report describes the radiological features of ccTGA, its associated cardiovascular anomalies, pathophysiology and potential complications.

  • radiology
  • heart failure

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  • Contributors KAS as the corresponding author found the case, gave the idea, guided, supervised and wrote the case report. MYSBA as the first author did the literature review and wrote the case report.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.