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2014-12-28-10 Case of the week #387 © Sameh Abdel Latif Abdel Salam www.TheFetus.net 

Answer to the case of the week #387

January 29, 2015 - February 12, 2015

Sameh Abdel Latif Abdel Salam, M.Sc.*; Islam Badr, M.Sc.**; Mahmoud Alalfy, M.Sc.***

* Radiodiagnosis department, Kasr Alainy teaching hospitals, Cairo university, Egypt;
** Fetal medicine unit, Cairo university, Egypt;
*** Obstetric and gynecology department, National research center, Egypt.
 

Case report

Following images and videos show a case of abnormal course of the left brachiocephalic vein through the thymus
The pregnancy was uncomplicated. A male neonate was spontaneously delivered at 38 weeks of gestation with birth weight of 3150 g, Apgar scores of 8, 9 and 10 at 1, 5 and 10 min, respectively. Postnatal adaptation was uneventful. The neonate is doing well.

Images 1-8: Series of color Doppler images showing normal four chamber view of the heart (image 1) and abnormal intra-thymic course of the left brachiocephalic vein. Image 8 demonstrates typical venous pattern of the flow within the abnormally coursing left brachiocephalic vein.  

 

 

 

 

Videos 1-3: The videos show abnormal intra-thymic course of the left brachiocephalic vein.  

 



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