PLAIN RADIOGRAPHIC DIAGNOSIS OF CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE

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2c-1. Atrioventricular septal defect (Down syndrome). (Condition description.)

A. PA radiograph demonstrates only eleven sets of ribs. There is marked cardiomegaly with the left apex extending to the lateral chest wall. The pulmonary vascular markings are bilaterally increased and again air trapping can be appreciated in the right middle and left lower lung segments.