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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110-112

Atrial septal defect (secundum) with tricuspid regurgitation in a young adult cadaver

1 Department of Anatomy, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Vaishaly K Bharambe
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2384-5589.144580

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This report describes a case of a young adult cadaver found to be having atrial septal defect (ASD) of secundum type along with tricuspid regurgitation during routine dissection by medical students. The ASD had a maximum diameter of 8 mm. The report discusses the embryological development of the interatrial septum along with the possible development of this anomaly. The article goes on to discuss the natural history of ASDs of the secundum type, the modes of investigation used today and the significance of socioeconomic status in relation to ASD.

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