Evolution of left ventricular disease in the fetus. Case report

Vlasta Fesslová, M. Papa, E. DeCaro, M. Marasini

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A fetal case is described that showed a rapid progression from the features of initial left ventricular fibroelastosis at 20 weeks of gestation to a more marked dilation at 22 weeks and finally to a hypoplastic left ventricle with aortic stenosis at 24 weeks of gestation. This case confirms the evolutive character of left ventricular disease during fetal life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-62
Number of pages3
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1999


  • Aortic stenosis
  • Endocardial fibroelastosis
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Hypoplastic left-heart syndrome
  • Left ventricular disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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