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Prenatal sonographic appearance of truncus arteriosus on wide-band Doppler imaging

Nobuhiro Hidaka, Ai Anami, Tomoyuki Yoshitomi, Kiyomi Tsukimori, Norio Wake
Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU 2009, 37 (5): 295-7
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Persistent truncus arteriosus is an uncommon congenital cardiac anomaly. In most patients, this condition is not diagnosed prior to birth. We report a case in which this uncommon cardiac anomaly was diagnosed prenatally using wide-band Doppler imaging. When diagnosing fetal truncus arteriosus, sonologists should carefully search for the origin of the main pulmonary artery and for its 2 branches. Our experience suggests that wide-band Doppler imaging facilitates the prenatal diagnosis of truncus arteriosus.

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