A Case of Abdominal Pain, Hypoxia and Clubbing

Jennifer N. Stojan, Jeffrey M. Rohde, Michael Lukela


Cyanotic congenital heart disease is often diagnosed in infancy. Here we present a case of a 19-year-old female who presented with abdominal pain, hypoxia and clubbing. She was found to have a splenic infarct on CT scan. The splenic infarct was caused by an emboli from the right side of the circulation that traveled across a communication between the right pulmonary artery and the left atrium. This lesion has only been cited in 23 adult cases []. When the communication was identified on transthoracic echocardiogram, she was diagnosed with cyanotic congenital heart disease and the etiology for her clubbing was discovered.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(3):125-127
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc966w


Abdominal pain; Hypoxia; Clubbing; Cyanotic congenital heart disease; Splenic infarct

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