Early fetal endocardial fibroelastosis and critical aortic stenosis: a case report

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Mar;5(3):202-5. doi: 10.1046/j.1469-0705.1995.05030202.x.


Endocardial fibroelastosis is characterized by an abnormal thickening of the endocardium of one or both ventricles; the disorder may occur with or without other cardiac anomalies. A diagnosis of endocardial fibroelastosis in utero using fetal echocardiography may be made on the basis of increased echodensity of the endocardium and poor contractility of the ventricle. We describe a case of very early diagnosis of fibroelastosis and aortic valve stenosis observed in utero at 14 weeks' gestation by transvaginal echocardiography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / embryology
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocardial Fibroelastosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Endocardial Fibroelastosis / embryology
  • Endocardium / diagnostic imaging
  • Endocardium / embryology
  • Endocardium / pathology
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal*