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Prenatal diagnosis of a complex fetal cardiac malformation associated with asplenia.
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PMID:  2039676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of a complex fetal heart malformation with left isomerism, a "right sided" double outlet ventricle, and aortic isthmus stenosis combined with asplenia was diagnosed by ultrasonography at 26 weeks' gestation. The pregnancy was terminated at the request of the parents in the 27th week of gestation. Because the prognosis for a fetus with cardiosplenic syndromes depends mainly on the severity of the cardiac abnormality cases of visceral heterotaxy should be classified according to the predominant feature, the heart malformation.
I Mauser; J Deutinger; G Bernaschek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1991 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-08     Completed Date:  1991-07-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography*
Fetal Heart / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications,  pathology,  ultrasonography*
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Spleen / abnormalities*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal / methods*

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