Truncus Arteriosus, Persistent
"Truncus Arteriosus, Persistent" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A congenital anomaly caused by the failed development of TRUNCUS ARTERIOSUS into separate AORTA and PULMONARY ARTERY. It is characterized by a single arterial trunk that forms the outlet for both HEART VENTRICLES and gives rise to the systemic, pulmonary, and coronary arteries. It is always accompanied by a ventricular septal defect.
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