Unusual aortic valve anomaly in the fetus: A case report

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

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
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

Fingerprint

Endocardial Fibroelastosis
Aortic Valve
Fetus
Fatal Outcome
Aortic Valve Insufficiency
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Insufficiency

Keywords

  • 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

Cite this

Unusual aortic valve anomaly in the fetus : A case report. / Fesslova, V.; Boschetto, C.; Brankovic, J.; Bonacina, E.

In: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, Vol. 32, No. 3, 11.2012, p. 221-224.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fesslova, V. ; Boschetto, C. ; Brankovic, J. ; Bonacina, E. / Unusual aortic valve anomaly in the fetus : A case report. In: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. 2012 ; Vol. 32, No. 3. pp. 221-224.
@article{871c8c41386e431c864cff95102c15a8,
title = "Unusual aortic valve anomaly in the fetus: A case report",
abstract = "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.",
keywords = "Aortic insufficiency, Aortic valve anomaly, Endocardial fibroelastosis, Fetal echocardiography, Fetus",
author = "V. Fesslova and C. Boschetto and J. Brankovic and E. Bonacina",
year = "2012",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1159/000341376",
language = "English",
volume = "32",
pages = "221--224",
journal = "Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy",
issn = "1015-3837",
publisher = "S. Karger AG",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Unusual aortic valve anomaly in the fetus

T2 - A case report

AU - Fesslova, V.

AU - Boschetto, C.

AU - Brankovic, J.

AU - Bonacina, E.

PY - 2012/11

Y1 - 2012/11

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Aortic insufficiency

KW - Aortic valve anomaly

KW - Endocardial fibroelastosis

KW - Fetal echocardiography

KW - Fetus

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84870062998&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84870062998&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1159/000341376

DO - 10.1159/000341376

M3 - Article

C2 - 22922566

AN - SCOPUS:84870062998

VL - 32

SP - 221

EP - 224

JO - Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy

JF - Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy

SN - 1015-3837

IS - 3

ER -