My three month old daughter has multiple congenital anomalies, including heterotaxy. She spent the 1st 10 weeks of her life in the hospital, and is currently home.
One of my confusions lies with the hospital's back and forth use of d-transposition and "corrected" transposition and I am trying to figure out how they correlate with each other.
From her last clinic note, this is an excerpt "...significant for heterotaxy syndrome (A, D, D), complete AV canal, physiologically corrected transposition of the great artieres with severe pulmonary stenosis, additional large secundum ASD, interrupted left IVC with azygous return to the left SVC, bilateral SVCs without bridging veins, hepatic veins to the left-sided atrium, pulmonary veins to the right-sided atrium, large left coronary artery from left facing aortic sinus, right sided aortic arch with mirror image branching."
From her cardiac MRI it says in part "Abdominal situs ambigious with left sided liver and right sided stomach. There were bilateral left-sided hyperarterial bronchi. There was no coronary sinus idenfitied. There was mesocardia. There was A, D, D type C complete AV canal defect. There are two well spaced papillary muscles in left ventricle, with common A-V valve regurgitation. There was mitral to pulmonary valve continuity and a complete sub-aortic conus. Severe valvar and subvalvar pulmonary stenosis with systolic flow acceleration into main and branch pulmonary arteries. Coronary artery origins were not seen."
What does A, D, D mean? I understand how her venous return is incorrect, but how does this all work together? I'm getting confused with all the "left on the right side, right on the left side", and I'm just trying to figure out how to succinctly summarize all of this in my head.
Thank you for your time