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Idiopathic constriction of the fetal ductus arteriosus: three cases and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22837295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Premature constriction or closure of the ductus arteriosus can occur during fetal life. It is a rare phenomenon and has been described secondary to medication or structural lesions or as idiopathic constriction. Premature closure of the ductus arteriosus can lead to progressive right heart dysfunction with tricuspid regurgitation, congestive heart failure, fetal hydrops, and intrauterine death. This series describes diagnosis of fetal ductus arteriosus constriction of unknown etiology in 3 cases, prenatal management, and outcomes. Constriction of the ductus arteriosus can be diagnosed prenatally with careful interrogation of the ductal arch using pulsed Doppler sonography and complete fetal echocardiography. Close monitoring is mandatory to rule out development of right heart failure and to determine the intervention time.
Christian Enzensberger; Julia Wienhard; Jan Weichert; Andreea Kawecki; Jan Degenhardt; Melanie Vogel; Roland Axt-Fliedner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1550-9613     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1285-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Zentrum für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe, Abteilung fuer Praenatalmedizin, Klinikstrasse 33, 35396 Giessen, Germany.
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