Aneurysmal dilatation of the ductus arteriosus in a neonate

Pediatr Cardiol. Sep-Oct 2001;22(5):403-5. doi: 10.1007/s002460010261.

Abstract

Fetal ultrasound provides the capacity for early detection of a variety of congenital heart diseases. We report a case of aneurysmal dilatation of a patent ductus arteriosus detected in utero and subsequently confirmed by transthoracic echocardiography in the neonatal period. Prompt recognition of the ductus aneurysm with resultant surgical ligation may have averted potentially serious complications from this condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm / congenital*
  • Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm / pathology
  • Aneurysm / surgery
  • Ductus Arteriosus / abnormalities*
  • Ductus Arteriosus / diagnostic imaging
  • Ductus Arteriosus / pathology
  • Ductus Arteriosus / surgery
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / pathology
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / surgery
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Necrosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal