Unusual aortic valve anomaly in the fetus: A case report

V. Fesslova, C. Boschetto, J. Brankovic, E. Bonacina

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Aortic valve anomalies in fetal life usually concern aortic valve stenosis, in severe forms associated to left ventricular impairment - endocardial fibroelastosis and mitral valve insufficiency. Isolated aortic regurgitation in utero is infrequent and is usually considered to be due to a rare anomaly: aorto-left ventricular tunnel. We describe an unusual case of fetal aortic valve anomaly with severe dysplasia, with a marked regurgitant flow through the aortic valve, passing in a retrograde way from the duct, associated with a marked left ventricular endocardial fibroelastosis and dysfunction, resulting in the fatal outcome of the case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalFetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012


  • Aortic insufficiency
  • Aortic valve anomaly
  • Endocardial fibroelastosis
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Fetus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Embryology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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