Aorto-left ventricular tunnel in association with hypoplastic left heart syndrome—recognition by transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography

Einat Birk, Norman H. Silverman, Bernardo A. Vidne

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Abstract

We describe a neonate who presented with aortic atresia, a hypoplastic left ventricle and aorto-left ventricular tunnel. These findings, recognized by transthoracic and transesophageal cross-sectional echocardiography complemented by Doppler color flow imaging, were confirmed at surgery by direct inspection. This complex of associations has not been described before and suggests a primary abnormality of the left ventricle because diastolic filling from the aorto-left venticular tunnel and mitral flow should tend to ensure fetal left ventricular growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-193
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology in the Young
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1995

Keywords

  • Aortic atresia
  • Doppler color flow imaging
  • ultrasound

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