Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tetrology of Fallot Causes : Mnemonic and discussion

Hello everyone !

Tetrology of Fallot refers to the tetrad of features occuring in the heart -

1. Ventricular septal defect
2. Pulmonary stenosis
3. Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
4. Overriding aorta.

Now. The factors associated with this disease include a decent bit of things.  And while I was revising I remembered I didn't remember them at all. :) :) :) :) :)


So here's a mnemonic.

CATCH = CATCH 22 Syndrome
(DiGeorge Syndrome is represented by CATCH 22 popularly).

N - NOTCH 1 Gene mutations.
A - Alagille syndrome - Associated with a very peculiar set of features - Bile duct hypoplasia. So random .
T - Trisomies 13,18,21
E - Et cetera = Maternal Diabetes , Maternal progesterone , Drugs like Retinoic acid.

Hope this helped !
Stay awesome!
~ A.P.Burkholderia

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