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Prenatal rupture of a left ventricular diverticulum: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  15300739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital left ventricular diverticulum is a rare malformation. We report a case of a ruptured congenital left ventricular diverticulum in a 24-week-old fetus. The fetus was referred for a large and circumferential pericardial effusion confirmed by cross-sectional echocardiography in our tertiary fetal cardiology unit. Pericardiocentesis removed 25 mL of old hematic fluid. The fetus died 5 days later. The pathological examination showed a ruptured submitral fibrous diverticulum of the posterior wall of the left ventricle. There is no previous report in the literature of prenatal rupture of a cardiac diverticulum. The submitral location and the fibrous wall of the diverticulum is uncommon. As regards this case, we reviewed the diagnostic criteria and the outcome of 11 cases of prenatal cardiac diverticulum reported in the literature.
A Bernasconi; A L Delezoide; F Menez; E Vuillard; J F Oury; A Azancot
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0197-3851     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-09     Completed Date:  2005-04-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  504-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
Perinatal cardiology, Hôpital Robert Debré, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis,  embryology,  pathology*,  ultrasonography
Diverticulum / diagnosis,  embryology,  pathology*,  ultrasonography
Fetal Death / embryology,  etiology
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis,  embryology,  pathology*,  ultrasonography
Gestational Age
Heart Rupture / diagnosis*,  embryology,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Heart Ventricles / embryology,  pathology
Pericardial Effusion / diagnosis,  embryology,  etiology,  ultrasonography
Pregnancy Outcome
Prenatal Diagnosis
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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