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Roger's disease

Alternative eponyms

  • Maladie de Roger (French)
  • Roger’s syndrome

Synonyms

Interventricular septal defect, ventricular septal defect, VSD.

Related people

A congenital, small, asymptomatic defect of the septum between the ventricles of the heart.

Description

A congenital, small, asymptomatic defect of the septum between the ventricles of the heart. Occurs in two types, with mild pulmonic stenosis and with severe pulmonic stenosis. Roger presented his findings to the Académie de Médecine at a meeting on October 21, 1879.

Bibliography

  • H. L. Roger:
    Recherches cliniques sur le communication congénitale des deux coeurs par inocclusion du septum intrerventriculiare.
    Bulletin de l’Académie de médecine, Paris, 1879, 2 serie, 8: 1074-1094, 1189-1191.
    In a new report in the Bulletin later that year, Roger revised some of his views from the first article, based upon new experiments conducted by Étienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904).
  • Clayton L. Thomas, editor:
    Tabers Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. F. A. Davis Company, Philadelphia; 1986.
  • Sergio I. Magalini, Sabina C. Magalini, Giovanni de Francisi:
    Dictionary of Medical Syndromes. J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 1990.
  • Stanley Jablonski:
    Jablonski’s Dictionary of Syndromes & Eponymic diseases.
    Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida, 1991.
We thank Martin Lehn, MD, Dortmund, Germany, for informaiton submitted.

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