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Congenital partial pericardial defect in a neonate: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12802711     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a neonate with congenital partial absence of the pericardium associated with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The patient presented with severe heart failure caused by a hypoplastic left ventricle. The infant died at 15 hours of age because of intractable congestive heart failure. Necropsy revealed, in addition to a hypoplastic left ventricle, a transverse biventricular constriction suggestive of partial absence of the pericardium. In addition to cardiovascular malformations, a left hydronephrosis and a bicornuate uterus was found. We report a rare clinical entity and review the literature.
Surasak Puvabanditsin; Eugene Garrow; Anjali Biswas; Angela Davydov; Manuel Gomez; Passara Liangthanasarn
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-12     Completed Date:  2003-10-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Jersey City Medical Center, New Jersey 07304, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis*
Alprostadil / administration & dosage
Aortic Valve / abnormalities
Dopamine / administration & dosage
Fatal Outcome
Gestational Age
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities
Hydronephrosis / diagnosis
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*,  therapy
Infusions, Intravenous
Mitral Valve / abnormalities
Pericardium / abnormalities*
Radiography, Thoracic
Treatment Failure
Uterus / abnormalities
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities
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