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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


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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