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., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.47, no.2, pp.159-166, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-166
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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%).