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Three-dimensional fetal echocardiography for the prediction of postnatal surgical approach in double outlet right ventricle - a pilot study.
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PMID:  23681839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of reconstructing three-dimensional echocardiographic views in fetuses with double outlet right ventricle, which might enhance prognostication with respect to the postnatal surgical approach. METHODS: Retrospective blinded observational study. Our database was reviewed from January 2007 to June 2011 to identify fetuses with usual atrial arrangement, concordant atrioventricular connections, double outlet right ventricle and relatively balanced left and right ventricular size. Six fetuses, where there was an intention to treat, were included. RESULTS: In all six cases, important features were identified including the location of ventricular septal defect and its relation to the atrioventricular valves and great arteries. The postnatal surgical approach was predicted accurately in each case. CONCLUSION: In a group of fetuses with double outlet right ventricle, detailed evaluation by 3D fetal echocardiography enhanced visualization of the anatomy, leading to accurate prediction of the type of surgical repair. Prospective validation in a large cohort of fetuses is warranted.
Vita Zidere; Kuberan Pushparajah; Lindsey D Allan; John M Simpson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-5-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-0705     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-5-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department of Congenital Heart Disease, Evelina Children's Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH; Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS.
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