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Fetal aorto-pulmonary window: case series and review of the literature

Fotaki, A; Novaes, J; Jicinska, H; Carvalho, JS (2017) Fetal aorto-pulmonary window: case series and review of the literature. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 49 (4). pp. 533-539. ISSN 0960-7692 https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.15936
SGUL Authors: Carvalho, Julene

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Abstract

Aorto-pulmonary window is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly characterized by a communication between the aorta and the pulmonary artery above the semilunar valves. Prenatal diagnosis is rare. We report four fetuses with aorto-pulmonary window and review the relevant literature. Approximately half of the reported cases had additional cardiac defects; none had chromosomal abnormalities. In cases with normal cardiac connections, the diagnosis can be made prenatally on the standard three–vessel view as seen in two of our cases. In one fetus with complete transposition, the diagnosis was made retrospectively on sagittal views. In the remaining case the window was seen post-natally but could not be identified retrospectively due to the abnormal supero-inferior relationship of the ventricles and vessels.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Fotaki, A., Novaes, J., Jicinska, H. and Carvalho, J. S. (2016), Fetal aorto-pulmonary window: case series and review of the literature. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 49: 533–539. doi:10.1002/uog.15936, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/uog.15936]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Keywords: Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine, 1114 Paediatrics And Reproductive Medicine
SGUL Research Institute / Research Centre: Academic Structure > Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute (MCS)
Academic Structure > Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute (MCS) > Cardiac (INCCCA)
Journal or Publication Title: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
ISSN: 0960-7692
Dates:
DateEvent
3 April 2017Published
10 April 2016Published Online
27 March 2016Accepted
Publisher License: Publisher's own licence
URI: http://openaccess.sgul.ac.uk/id/eprint/107938
Publisher's version: https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.15936

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