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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 436–437 | Cite as

Normal size left ventricle on antenatal scan in lethal hypoplastic left heart syndrome

  • N. G. Anderson
  • J. Brown
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Abstract

We present a case of lethal hypoplastic left heart syndrome missed at routine 20-week antenatal ultrasound examination because the left ventricle was of normal size on the standard four-chamber cardiac view. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome includes a spectrum of cardiac malformations. This case illustrates the difficulty in excluding the diagnosis of hypoplastic left heart syndrome on a single view from one antenatal second-trimester ultrasound examination.

Keywords

Public Health Left Ventricle Ultrasound Examination Left Heart Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. G. Anderson
    • 1
  • J. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChristchurch HospitalChristchurchNew Zealand

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