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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-86
Prenatal diagnosis of left ventricular aneurysm


Department of Ultrasonography, Balku's Scan, PVS Hospital, Calicut -673 002, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
K Balakumar
Balku's Scan, PVS Hospital, Calicut, Kerala-673 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.45353

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Fetal cardiac anomalies involving the ventricular and atrial septa, outflow tracts, chambers, and valves are often encountered in routine screening. However, the prenatal detection of a fetal left ventricular aneurysm is rare. This report describes the case of a left ventricular aneurysm that was diagnosed at 24 weeks of gestation; the diagnosis was later confirmed by postnatal echocardiography. This case is reported because of its rarity and the characteristic echocardiographic findings. An early specific antenatal USG diagnosis helps in prognostication and in counseling of the parents.


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