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2013-09-25-10 Agenesis of the Ductus Venosus © Chauhan www.TheFetus.net

Agenesis of the Ductus Venosus


Binodini M. Chauhan
, MD*; Purvi D. Desai, MD**

* Fetal medicine consultant; Surat, India.
** Department of Radiology, Government medical college, Surat, India.

 

Case report

A young primigravida with non-contributive history was referred to our center at 23 weeks of her gestation. Our ultrasound examination revealed a single umbilical artery and ductus venosus agenesis.

Images 1, 2, 3: 23 weeks; the images show normal four-chamber view of the heart (with echogenic intracardiac focus within the left ventricle) and normal left and right outflow tracts of the heart.

 



Image 4: 23 weeks; the image shows two-vessel cord.



Images 5, 6, 7, and 8: 23 weeks; the images show gray scale and color Doppler images depicting the inferior vena cava (IVC) and umbilical vein entering directly into the right atrium of the heart (as in image 6 of this article)

 

 

Images 9, 10: 23 weeks; the images show 3D angio imaging depicting the umbilical vein entering the right atrium directly.

 

Video 1: 23 weeks; the video shows gray scale and color Doppler sequences depicting the inferior vena cava (IVC) and umbilical vein entering directly into the right atrium of the heart.


 
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