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2002-10-30-14 Answer to the case of the week # 87 © Duchatel

Answer to case of the week # 87

January 23-February 6, 2003

François Duchatel, MD

CHU Pontoise, France

A 30 year-old-primigravida with a familial history of dilated cardiomyopathy is referred at 25.1 weeks for an echocardiography. The following images were obtained during the examination.

Rigth heart visualization show a thickened and stenotic pulmonary valve. Color Doppler show jet flow post-stenotically. Spectral color Doppler further demonstrate the pulmonary valve stenosis. 

This image show the post-stenotical dilation of the main pulmonary artery.


So, the final diagnosis for this case is pulmonary valve stenosis .

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