2007-05-22-13 Coarctation of the aorta © Dudarewicz www.thefetus.net/
Coarctation of the aorta
Lech Dudarewicz, MD, PhD.
Address correspondence to: Lech Dudarewicz, M.D., Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital, Department of Genetics, 281/289 Rzgowska St. 93-338 Lodz, Poland; Ph: 48 42 271 11 83.
Here are some images and video from a 26+4 week-old fetus (according to biometry) of a 22-year-old primigravida with negative family history and uneventful course of pregnancy, with suspicion of coarctation of the aorta, which was confirmed after birth. There was also disproportion of the right to left heart which is not represented in the present images.
Image 1 and 2: Grey scale and power Doppler images showing aortic arch with coarctation (arrow at the image 2).
Video 1: Grey scale video showing aortic arch with coarctation.