The Aortic Arch Transverse View


Cranially to the transverse view of the ductal arch, the transverse view of the aortic arch is obtained. The level of this section is shown in Figures 11.1, 11.2. These images illustrate that when the plane of this section is truly horizontal, the arterial duct and the pulmonary artery are no longer visible because they are lying in an inferior plane.


Aortic Arch Transverse View Ultrasound Obstet Pulmonary Valve Stenosis Arterial Duct 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Petrikovsky BM, Kaplan GP, Pestrak H (1995) The application of color Doppler technology to the study of fetal swallowing. Obstet Gynecol 86:605–608PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Kalache KD, Chaoui R, Marcks B et al (2000) Differentiation between human fetal breathing patterns by investigation of breathing-related tracheal fluid flow velocity using Doppler sonography. Prenat Diagn 20:45–50CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Zalel Y, Gamzu R, Mashiach S et al (2002) The development of the fetal thymus: an in utero sonographic evaluation. Prenat Diagn 22(2):114–117CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Cho JY, Min JY, Lee YH et al (2007) Diameter of the normal fetal thymus on ultrasound Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 29:634–638CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Chaoui R, Korner H, Bommer C et al (2002) Fetal thymus and the 22q11.2 deletion. Prenat Diagn 22:839–840CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Barrea C, Yoo SJ, Chitayat D et al (2003) Assessment of the thymus at echocardiography in fetuses at risk for 22q11.2 deletion. Prenat Diagn 23:9–15CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Chaoui R, Kalache KD, Heling KS et al (2002) Absent or hypoplastic thymus on ultrasound: a marker for deletion 22q11.2 in fetal cardiac defects. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 20:546–552CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Volpe P, Marasini M, Caruso G et al (2003) 22q11 deletions in fetuses with malformations of the outflow tracts or interruption of the aortic arch: impact of additional ultrasound signs. Prenat Diagn 23:752–757CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Achiron R, Rotstein Z, Heggesh J et al (2002) Anomalies of the fetal aortic arch: a novel sonographic approach to in-utero diagnosis. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 20:553–557CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Bronshtein M, Lober A, Berant M (1998) Sonographic diagnosis of fetal vascular rings in early pregnancy. Am J Cardiol 81:101–103CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Chaoui R, Schneider MBE, Kalache KD (2003) Right aortic arch with vascular ring and aberrant left subclavian artery: prenatal diagnosis assisted by three-dimensional power Doppler ultrasound. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 22:661–663CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Yoo SJ, Min JY, Lee YH et al (2003) Fetal sonographic diagnosis of aortic arch anomalies. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 22:535–546CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Patel CR, Spector ML, Smith PC (2005) Fetal echocardiographic diagnosis of vascular rings. J Ultrasound Med 25:251–257Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Berg C, Bender F, Soukup M et al (2006) Right aortic arch detected in fetal life. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 28:882–889CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Zidere V, Tsapakis EG, Huggon IC et al (2006) Right aortic arch in the fetus. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 28:876–881CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Gardiner HM (2006) Mind the gap! What we don’t know about right aortic arches and aberrant branches Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 28:868–869CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Italia 2008

Personalised recommendations