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Abstract

The three-vessel view is a transverse view of the fetal upper thorax. It can be obtained by sliding the scanning plane cephalad from the four-chamber view toward the fetal upper mediastinum. Obtaining this view is easy to teach and to learn, as its sonographic plane is orthogonal to the fetal body long axis. Because most of the significant lesions involving the ventricular outflow tracts and/or great arteries show an abnormal three-vessel view, this section is proposed as an alternative to the examination of the ventricular outflow tracts [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]. In Figure 9.1, the level of this section on the fetal body and on a heart diagram is illustrated.

Keywords

Aortic Arch Superior Vena Ventricular Outflow Tract Great Artery Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection 
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