Multiple arterial anomalies in the newborn infant. Echocardiographic and angiographic diagnosis

Arq Bras Cardiol. 2000 Aug;75(2):137-44. doi: 10.1590/s0066-782x2000000800006.
[Article in English, Portuguese]


Multiple arterial anomalies characterized by tortuosity and rolling of the pulmonary arteries and aorta were diagnosed on echocardiography in an asymptomatic newborn infant with a phenotype suggesting Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. These changes were later confirmed on angiography, which also showed peripheral vascular abnormalities. The electrocardiogram showed a probable hemiblock of the left anterosuperior branch, and the chest x-ray showed an excavated pulmonary trunk with normal pulmonary flow.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnostic imaging*
  • Angiography
  • Aorta, Abdominal / abnormalities
  • Aorta, Abdominal / diagnostic imaging
  • Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*
  • Aorta, Thoracic / diagnostic imaging
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome / diagnostic imaging*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
  • Pulmonary Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Ultrasonography