Case Report

Fetal cardiac circulation in isolated aortic atresia assessed with ultrasound


  • Aslı Tanrıvermiş Sayit
  • Ali İpek
  • Aydın Kurt
  • Bayan G. Aghdasi
  • Halil Arslan
  • Mehmet Gümüş

Received Date: 04.04.2012 Accepted Date: 12.05.2012 J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2012;13(4):281-283 PMID: 24592058

Congenital heart diseases are common, with an incidence of more than 8 in 1000 live births. Aortic atresia is a rare diagnosis and its prognosis is very poor. In this article, we present a case of isolated aortic atresia, a very rare cardiovascular anomaly, and its fetal ultrasound findings which include blood flow at foramen ovale from left to right, right deviation of the interventricular septum, dysfunction of the mitral valve and cardiomegaly. Aortic stenosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of aortic atresia. However, in the case of severe aortic stenosis and/or accompanying ventricular septal defect, differential diagnosis may not be done.

Keywords: Aortic atresia, cardiovascular anomaly, congenital heart disease, color Doppler ultrasound, fetus