Levoatrial cardinal vein in mitral atresia and closed foramen ovale: prenatal diagnosis and perinatal management

Tutschek, B; Schmidt, K G (2008). Levoatrial cardinal vein in mitral atresia and closed foramen ovale: prenatal diagnosis and perinatal management. Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology, 32(2), pp. 229-32. Chichester, UK: Wiley InterScience 10.1002/uog.5381

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A levoatrial cardinal vein is a rare cardiovascular anomaly that may be present in malformed hearts with severe left heart obstruction and restrictive interatrial communication. We report the prenatal diagnosis at 23 weeks of a fetus with mitral atresia, double-outlet right ventricle, premature closure of the foramen ovale and a levoatrial cardinal vein draining into the innominate vein. In a prior examination performed elsewhere the levoatrial cardinal vein had been interpreted as an aortic arch perfused retrogradely, and hypoplastic left heart syndrome with aortic atresia had been diagnosed. Prenatal management, induction at 38 weeks and postnatal examinations and treatment are reported. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported prenatal diagnosis of this embryological vessel, presenting a potential pitfall for prenatal echocardiography.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology

UniBE Contributor:

Tutschek, Boris

ISSN:

0960-7692

ISBN:

18634108

Publisher:

Wiley InterScience

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:04

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/uog.5381

PubMed ID:

18634108

Web of Science ID:

000258972100018

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/27881 (FactScience: 113218)

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