Cerebral Lesions in Congenital Cardiac Disease

  • Reinhard L. Friede


Congenital cardiac disease is frequently complicated by cerebral lesions. Berthrong and Sabiston (1951) reviewed findings in the central nervous system of 162 cases older than one year, 135 of which were cyanotic, 27 acyanotic. In the cyanotic group there were 25 cases of cerebral infarcts and 8 with hemorrhages, mostly petechiae; five had thrombosis of intracranial sinus or veins, and five had abscesses. Various lesions were found in 8 of the 27 acyanotic cases. A series of 500 cases was published by Terplan (1973).


Congenital Heart Disease Cerebral Infarct Brain Abscess Cerebral Lesion Carotid Artery Occlusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard L. Friede
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.University of ZurichSwitzerland

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