Chiari Network causing central Cyanosis in newborn

The Chiari network is mobile redundant structure sometimes seen in right atrium near the opening of inferior vena cava and coronary sinus. Usually it is asymptomatic and of no clinical significance. However in some cases it may present with signs and symptoms of right to left shunt like cyanosis, arrhythmias, endocarditis and thromboembolism. Here we present case of a neonate born to mother with type II diabetes and hypothyroidism. On day 2 of life baby presented with central cyanosis. A 2D Echo was done which showed presence of chiari network along with Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). She was treated with supportive care and was discharged with an advice to remain in regular follow up.

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Keywords: Chiari Network, Left to right shunt, Central cyanosis

ISSN: 2454-9142

EISSN: 2454-9142


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