A Case of Uncorrected Tetralogy of Fallot Undiagnosed Until Adulthood and Presenting With Polycythemia

Ercan Gunduz, Ahmet Gorgel, Recep Dursun, Hasan Mansur Durgun, Habip Cil, Mustafa Icer, Yilmaz Zengin


Congenital heart defects with right-to-left shunt are one of the hypoxia-related causes of acquired secondary polycythemia (SP). Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) is the most common congenital cyanotic heart disease in children. Cases of uncorrected ToF in adult ages are rare. This paper reports a woman detected with elevated hemoglobin level during routine tests performed for infertility therapy and subsequently diagnosed SP with related ToF.

Cardiol Res. 2014;5(6):198-200
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/cr374e


Congenital heart disease; Polycythemia; Tetralogy of Fallot; Hemoglobins

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