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2005-08-09-14 Ventricular septal defect © Cuillier

Ventricular septal defect  

Fabrice Cuillier, MD

Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hôpital Félix Guyon, rue des Topazes, 97400 Saint-Denis, Reunion Island, France. Ph : 0262 90 55 22.

This is a 30-year-old woman scanned at 29 weeks of gestation. This is her third pregnancy and she is a chronic alcoholic and epileptic. The following is a cardiac ultrasound with power Doppler showing the ventricular septal defect.

Pulmonary artery bifurcation and aorta

Transverse view of the interventricular septum (Zoom). We can see the communication

The baby was born at 38 weeks of gestation and the diagnosis was confirmed by a postnatal echocardiogram.

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