Taussig–Bing syndrome

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Taussig–Bing syndrome
Classification and external resources
Specialty medical genetics
ICD-10 Q20.1
ICD-9-CM 745.11
OMIM 217095
DiseasesDB 32215
eMedicine ped/2509 ped/2508
MeSH D004310

Taussig–Bing syndrome (after Helen B. Taussig and Richard Bing) is a cyanotic congenital heart defect (CHD) in which the patient has both double outlet right ventricle (DORV) and subpulmonic ventricular septal defect (VSD).

In DORV, instead of the normal situation where blood from the left ventricle (LV) flows out to the aorta and blood from the right ventricle (RV) flows out to the pulmonary artery, both aorta and pulmonary artery are connected to the RV, and the only path for blood from the LV is across the VSD. When the VSD is subpulmonic (sitting just below the pulmonary artery), the LV blood then flows preferentially to the pulmonary artery. Then the RV blood, by default, flows mainly to the aorta.

The clinical manifestations of a Taussig-Bing anomaly, therefore, are much like those of dextro-Transposition of the great arteries (but the surgical repair is different). It can be corrected surgically also with the arterial switch operation (ASO).

It is managed with Rastelli procedure.