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Prenatal diagnosis of a mixed type of total anomalous pulmonary venous return.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20110650     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR) is a congenital heart malformation that can be diagnosed in the fetus by indirect indicators on an echocardiogram, such as inability to demonstrate the pulmonary veins returning to the left atrium by color Doppler, the presence of a chamber or the pulmonary venous confluence behind the left atrium, presence of a dilated superior vena cava, discrepancy between the right and left heart chambers and great arteries, and the demonstration of the ascending or descending common pulmonary vein or vertical vein. Some cases of TAPVR can be missed in utero, especially in a mixed type of TAPVR or a TAPVR associated with complex cardiac malformation. We report a case of a mixed TAPVR with complex cardiac malformation which was diagnosed in the fetal period by direct visualization of anomalous pulmonary venous drainage and was confirmed by postnatal echocardiogram and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
Clint M Cormier; Larry A Kramer; Monesha Gupta-Malhotra
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1421-9964     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-24     Completed Date:  2010-06-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Fetal Heart / ultrasonography
Gestational Age
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis,  ultrasonography*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*,  embryology,  surgery
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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