Pediatr Cardiol DOI 10.1007/s00246-007-9186-8


 ŇTetralogy of FallotÓ and Etienne-Louis Arthur Fallot



William N Evans, MD



Children's Heart Center Nevada, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy, Ste 690, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, USA. Email:



The eponym Ňtetralogy of FallotÓ did not become a common noun in pediatric cardiology vocabulary for several decades after Etienne-Louis Arthur FallotŐs report in a French medical journal. There were others before Fallot who described the abnormal cardiac anatomical findings seen in tetralogy of Fallot, but his name became fixed to the conditionŐs eponym primarily through Maude Abbott popularizing the term.


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