IPCCC Term SPIRALLING COURSE OF GREAT ARTERIES
IPCCC Code 02.07.00
ICD-11 Code PENDING
IPCCC Definition A congenital cardiovascular finding in which the course of the great arteries results in a nearly orthogonal relationship of the axis of the ascending aorta to the axis of the pulmonary trunk.
This anterior view of the normal heart shows the spiraling course of the intrapericardial arterial trunks. The ascending aorta takes its origin from the rightward and posterior aortic root. The pulmonary trunk, taking a superior and leftward origin, extends to the right and inferiorly as it passes beneath the aortic arch to reach to the margins of the pericardial cavity, where it gives rise to the right and left pulmonary arteries.
- Content for Echocardiogram
- Content for Computerized Axial Tomography
- Content for Angiography
- Content for Intraoperative Videos