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persistent atrioventricular canal


Definition: a condition that is caused when the atrial and ventricular septa fail to meet, as in normal development, resulting in a low atrial and a high ventricular septal defect or a common atrioventricular canal.

Synonym(s): endocardial cushion defect

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