Prenatal diagnosis and successful outcome in neonate of aorto-left ventricle tunnel

Pei Ni Jone*, Max B. Mitchell, David N. Campbell, Eduardo M. Da Cruz

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Abstract

Aorto-left ventricular tunnel (ALVT) is an abnormal congenital communication between the ascending aorta and the left ventricle. Prenatal diagnosis is rare and can be misinterpreted as aortic insufficiency on fetal echocardiogram. We present a case of ALVT diagnosed in a fetus who underwent successful early neonatal surgical repair. Mini-Abstract Prenatal diagnosis of aorto-left ventricular tunnel (ALVT), an abnormal congenital communication between the ascending aorta and the left ventricle, is rare. ALVT can be misdiagnosed as aortic insufficiency on fetal echocardiogram. We present a case of ALVT diagnosed in a fetus who underwent successful neonatal surgical repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E20-E23
JournalEchocardiography
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • aorto-left ventricular tunnel
  • fetal echocardiography
  • prenatal diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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