Prenatal diagnosis of left ventricular aneurysm in association with interruption of the aortic arch
ABSTRACT Left ventricular aneurysms in the foetus are a rare abnormality that can occur in isolation or associated with pentalogy of Cantrell. Here, we report a case of a foetus with a left ventricular aneurysm in association with interruption of the aortic arch, and no features of pentalogy of Cantrell. To our knowledge, this is the first report of such an association.
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ABSTRACT: From March 2007 to September 2009, we have screened with echocardiography a total of 6,502 pregnant women for fetal heart disease. We found three cases of fetal ventricular aneurysm. The relatively large size of the aneurysm in these three cases was clearly visible under standard four-chamber view. Two were right ventricular aneurysms arisen from the ventricular free wall, and both showed characteristics of true aneurysm with a thin wall and a large communication with the ventricular chamber. Color Doppler showed passive movement of aneurysm during right ventricle contraction. The third case was a large left ventricular aneurysm outpouching from a small opening of the left ventricular wall close to the apical region. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2014Journal of Clinical Ultrasound 07/2014; 43(4). DOI:10.1002/jcu.22211 · 0.69 Impact Factor