Noncardiac malformations in congenital heart disease: A retrospective analysis of 305 pediatric autopsies

Gucer S., Ince T. , Kale G. , Akcoren Z., Ozkutlu S. , Talim B., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.47, sa.2, ss.159-166, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.159-166


Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the important groups of birth defects and contributes significantly to infant mortality. Extracardiac anomalies occur in 15-45% of cases with CHD. In this retrospective study, autopsies of cases born alive and diagnosed as CHD between 1977-2002 at Hacettepe University Ihsan Dogramaci Children's Hospital, Pediatric Pathology Department, were investigated. In this period, a total of 3320 autopsies were performed and the incidence of CHD was 9.1%. The most commonly encountered CHD was ventricular septal defect (VSD) (15.3%).