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2011-02-04-12 Truncus arteriosus © Iacovache

Truncus arteriosus

Tudor Iacovache, MD.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Brasov, Romania.


Case report

This is a case of a 28-year-old G2 P1 with non-contributive family and personal history. We scanned this patient at 22 weeks of gestation. The ultrasound examination showed a common truncus arteriosus with ventricular septal defect (type 2).
Parents decided for pregnancy termination. The autopsy confirmed our diagnosis.

Images 1,2: Images show a 4-chamber view with a ventricular septal defect.

Images 3,4: Image 3 shows a common truncal root. Image 4 shows an aortic arch.

Images 5,6: Images shows a three-vessel view.

Images 7,8: Image 7 shows a left and right pulmonary artery arising from the truncus type 2.

Images 9
: Image shows a common truncus arteriosus.

Video: Video showing 4-chamber view with ventricular septal defect and a three-vessel-view showing truncus, left and right pulmonary arteries.

Image 10
: Pathology specimen of the truncus arteriosus.

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