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LETTER TO EDITOR  
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 104-105
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1 Centro Cardiologico Pediatrico del Mediterraneo – Bambino Gesù, “San Vincenzo” Hospital, Taormina, Italy
2 Hospital Santo Tomas, Panamá City, Panamá
3 Department of Imaging, “Bambino Gesù” Pediatric Hospital, Rome, Italy
4 Department of Medical and Surgical Congenital Heart, “Bambino Gesù” Pediatric Hospital, Roma, Italy
5 “Bambino Gesù” Pediatric Hospital, Rome, Italy
6 Royal College of London, London, UK
7 Department of Direction of Clinical, “Bambino Gesù” Pediatric Hospital, Rome, Italy

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Date of Submission30-Sep-2019
Date of Acceptance01-Dec-2019
Date of Web Publication09-Jan-2020
 

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Agati S, Sousa CG, Calvaruso FD, Zanai R, Campanella I, Poli D, Pino AD, Secinaro A, Iorio FS, Raponi M, Anderson RH, Reali S, DeZorzi A, Borro L. Author's reply. Ann Pediatr Card 2020;13:104-5

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Agati S, Sousa CG, Calvaruso FD, Zanai R, Campanella I, Poli D, Pino AD, Secinaro A, Iorio FS, Raponi M, Anderson RH, Reali S, DeZorzi A, Borro L. Author's reply. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Apr 8];13:104-5. Available from: http://www.annalspc.com/text.asp?2020/13/1/104/275403




We thank Dr. Balram Babu Rajanbabu and Dr. David Ray Andrews and their colleagues for their letter, and we appreciate the fact that they enjoyed our review. They are correct when stating that our account excludes origin of the left pulmonary artery from the descending aorta. This lesion is obviously associated with extrapericardial origin of the anomalous pulmonary artery, and the origin equally obviously is not from the ascending aorta. We are mystified, therefore, as to why the authors are of the opinion that we would try to group such a rare malformation with our patients, since all had anomalous intrapericardial origin of a pulmonary artery from the pulmonary trunk. We are also mystified as to why the authors should consider it inappropriate to describe our patients as having intrapericardial origin of one pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta. They give no reason as to why this description is inaccurate, but rather confuse the situation by making comparison to extrapericardial origin of the left pulmonary artery from the descending aorta. Is not this akin to mixing apples with oranges? As to the unique embryology, it is self-evident that lesions that have disparate morphological features are likely to be the consequent of different morphogenetic mechanisms.

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Correspondence Address:
Salvatore Agati
Centro Cardiologico Pediatrico del Mediterraneo – Bambino Gesù, “San Vincenzo” Hospital, Taormina
Italy
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DOI: 10.4103/apc.APC_149_19

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