Prenatal sonographic appearance of truncus arteriosus on wide-band Doppler imaging

Nobuhiro Hidaka, Ai Anami, Tomoyuki Yoshitomi, Kiyomi Tsukimori, Norio Wake

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Persistent truncus arteriosus is an uncommon congenital cardiac anomaly. In most patients, this condition is not diagnosed prior to birth. We report a case in which this uncommon cardiac anomaly was diagnosed prenatally using wide-band Doppler imaging. When diagnosing fetal truncus arteriosus, sonologists should carefully search for the origin of the main pulmonary artery and for its 2 branches. Our experience suggests that wide-band Doppler imaging facilitates the prenatal diagnosis of truncus arteriosus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-297
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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