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Associated anomalies and outcome of fetal aberrant right subclavian artery.
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PMID:  21487731     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To determine the frequency of aberrant right subclavian artery among the low-risk fetuses and to evaluate its association with chromosomal abnormalities and the other congenital heart diseases. METHODS: A total of 4,125 consecutive fetuses were examined for the presence of aberrant right subclavian artery that arises from the descending aorta distal to the left subclavian artery. RESULTS: Aberrant right subclavian artery was detected in 17 cases (0.4%). In nine cases it was an isolated finding. In four cases (23.5%) it was accompanied by another cardiac defect. Extracardiac malformations were present in three fetuses (17.6%). Among the 13 cases of aberrant right subclavian artery in which the karyotypes were known, one case presented with Down syndrome (7.6%). In this fetus, aberrant right subclavian artery was the only finding. CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that aberrant right subclavian may be an isolated finding in trisomy 21. The visualization of subclavian artery should be a part of fetal echocardiographic examination as it may be a valuable marker for Down syndrome.
Ahmet Gul; Aytul Corbacioglu; Isil Turan Bakirci; Yavuz Ceylan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-13
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Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bakirkoy Women's and Children's Teaching and Research Hospital, Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Turkey.
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