Fallot's tetralogy - balanced shunt syndrome
A variant of Fallot's tetralogy characterised by spells of intermittent cyanosis, hyperpnoea and syncope. Physical development normal. Pulmonic murmur longer and louder, frequently with thrill. Soft pulmonic component of second sound. Both sexes affected; detected weeks or months after birth. It is less frequent than the classic form.
- J. K. Perloss:
The Clinical recognition of Congenital Heart Disease.
2nd edition, page 485; Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders, 1978.
- J. W. Hurst:
The Heart. 6th edition, pp 662-667. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1886.
What is an eponym?An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.
What is Whonamedit?Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.
Disclaimer:Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.