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Aorto-pulmonary calcification: an unusual manifestation of idiopathic calcification of infancy evident antenatally.
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PMID:  7724139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic arterial calcification of infancy represents a clinical spectrum involving calcification of large and medium-sized blood vessels with an unknown etiology. Its complications include severe systemic hypertension and cardiomyopathy. CASE: A twin infant with a variant of idiopathic arterial calcification was diagnosed antenatally by the detection of hyperechogenicity of the proximal aorta and central pulmonary vessels. The calcification was apparently isolated to these vessels and was associated with polyhydramnios and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. CONCLUSION: Because antenatal diagnosis is possible, we suggest that there should be a high index of suspicion for idiopathic arterial calcification when there is sonographic hyperechogenicity of vessel walls, evidence of polyhydramnios, cardiomyopathy, or a family history of idiopathic arterial calcification.
L M Samon; K M Ash; K A Murdison
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-22     Completed Date:  1995-05-22     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  863-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa School of Medicine, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Calcinosis / complications,  ultrasonography*
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / complications,  ultrasonography*
Diseases in Twins / diagnosis*
Fatal Outcome
Infant, Newborn
Oligohydramnios / ultrasonography
Pericardial Effusion / etiology,  ultrasonography
Polyhydramnios / ultrasonography*
Pulmonary Artery / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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