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Prenatal diagnosis of aneurysm of the arterial duct: postnatal management and literature review

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 August 2008

Donna J. Better*
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Babies and Children's Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 3959 Broadway, New York, NY, USA
Donna M. Timchak
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Babies and Children's Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 3959 Broadway, New York, NY, USA
Lindsey D Allan
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Babies and Children's Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 3959 Broadway, New York, NY, USA
*
Donna J. Better, M.D. Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Babies Hospital, 3959 Broadway, New York, NY 10032. Tel. 212-305-6543; Fax. 212-305-4429

Abstract

Aneurysm of the arterial duct is well described when presenting in infants and children. The case we present were detected by fetal echocardiogram in late pregnancy, indicating the congenital nature of this lesion and excluding widely accepted explanations of the pathogenesis. Spontaneous closure may occur more frequently than the literature suggests. We recommend a conservative approach in asymptomatic patients.

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Original Articles
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1997

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