Prenatal diagnosis of aortic insufficiency

D. Paladini, M. Russo, S. Palmieri, T. Morra, G. Pacileo, P. Martinelli

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Abstract

The prenatal diagnosis of various forms of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction has been reported in detail. However, the appearance and the characteristics of fetal aortic insufficiency have been described only in association with complete absence of the value. We report here a case of aortic insufficiency associated with severe aortic stenosis. Features characteristic of insufficiency were severe cardiomegaly due to left ventricle dilatation and the hypocontractility of the myocardium. The aortic root was enormously dilated and the semilunar value showed thick and dysplastic cusps. On color Doppler, the retrograde high-velocity regurgitant jet was clearly visible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-357
Number of pages3
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Ventricular Outflow Obstruction
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Cardiomegaly
Prenatal Diagnosis
Heart Ventricles
Dilatation
Myocardium
Color
myocardium
cusps
color

Keywords

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Echocardiography
  • Fetus
  • Pregnancy
  • Ultrasound
  • Valve insufficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Paladini, D., Russo, M., Palmieri, S., Morra, T., Pacileo, G., & Martinelli, P. (1998). Prenatal diagnosis of aortic insufficiency. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 12(5), 355-357. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1469-0705.1998.12050355.x

Prenatal diagnosis of aortic insufficiency. / Paladini, D.; Russo, M.; Palmieri, S.; Morra, T.; Pacileo, G.; Martinelli, P.

In: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 12, No. 5, 1998, p. 355-357.

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Paladini, D, Russo, M, Palmieri, S, Morra, T, Pacileo, G & Martinelli, P 1998, 'Prenatal diagnosis of aortic insufficiency', Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 355-357. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1469-0705.1998.12050355.x
Paladini, D. ; Russo, M. ; Palmieri, S. ; Morra, T. ; Pacileo, G. ; Martinelli, P. / Prenatal diagnosis of aortic insufficiency. In: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1998 ; Vol. 12, No. 5. pp. 355-357.
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