Middle aortic coarctation is a rare vascular anomaly characterized by the segmental narrowing of the abdominal and/or distal descending thoracic aorta with. The prenatal diagnosis of fetal coarctation is still challenging. It is mainly .. Quarello E, Stos B, Fermont L. Diagnostic prĂ©natal dese coarctations de l’aorte. Coarctation of Aorta Presenting as Cardiac Failure in Early Infancy. J. J. Kempton La coarctation aortique du nourrisson; sa correction chirurgicale. Sem Hop.

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In Brown et al. Despite excellent results overall for surgical and transcatheter treatment, longterm morbidity and mortality remain substantial. This obstructive lesion may reduce the blood flow in the fetal aortic arch, leading to arch hypoplasia, although in some coarctxtion this may only be clinically evident after birth, or even in later life.

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If you want to subscribe to this journal, see our rates You can purchase this item in Pay Per View: Coarctation of the aorta: J Arab Neonatal Forum. For many years the prenatal diagnosis of coarctation has been investigated to improve specificity and sensitivity by several of measurements.

It results from abnormalities in the development of the embryotic fourth and sixth aortic arches. As described earlier, Pasquini et al developed z-scores for the aortic isthmus in normal fetuses as a reference for fetuses with suspected coarctation Pasquini et al.

They also analysed the measurements made in the third trimester after 26 weeks and those turned out to be as good in separating the different groups. In Quartermain et al. Journal page Archives Contents list.

Serial isthmus to ductal ratios can also help distinguish fetuses that would require surgery from those requiring surveillance. For the surgical repair of coarctation several techniques are available of which end-to-end anastomosis is the most widely used and with the best long term results. Contact Help Who are we? Personal information regarding our website’s visitors, including their identity, is confidential. Patients should be screened for associated heart disease and anomalies of supra-aortic arch vessels.


Fetal coarctation can be associated with bicuspid aortic valve, aortic valve stenosis, a large VSD and mitral stenosis Abuhamad and Chaoui, Clinical outcome varies from mild systemic hypertension to serious heart failure and death.

Buyens1 W. Quarello and Trabbia described the visualization aoortique a narrowing of the isthmus and tortuosity of the aortic arch using bidirectional high-definition flow combined with spatiotemporal image correlation STIC.

Prenatal diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta with the multiplanar display and B-flow imaging coarctatiom 4-dimensional sonography. References Aortque A, Chaoui R. A ventricular disproportion is the most sensitive in the second trimester, before 25 weeks of gestational age, and less in the third trimester.

Z-scores of the fetal aortic isthmus and duct: Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss.

But after birth with ductal closure, a variety of haemodynamic effects can occur, depending on the severity of the obstruction. Abstract The prenatal diagnosis of fetal coarctation is still challenging. The owners of this website hereby guarantee to respect the legal confidentiality coarctztion, applicable in France, and not to coarctatiob this data to third parties. Sonographic predictors of surgery in fetal coarctation of the aorta.

One of the newer techniques based on 3 and 4-dimensional imaging of the fetal heart with spaciotemporal imaging technique STIC and a B flow volume with afterwards offline M-mode modality to evaluate diastolic run-off known to be present in coarctation is promising.

The higher the scores are thus the higher the ratiothe less likely a coarctation of the aorta exists. Coarctation of the abdominal aorta Mid-aortic dysplastic syndrome Mid-aortic syndrome Midaortic syndrome Middle aortic syndrome Prevalence: The use the anatomal planes can help for the examination of the fetal heart with the possibility of off-line use and the reduction of operator dependency Espinoza et al.


Echocardiographic measurements were obtained at end diastole before atrioventricular valve closure and include long-axis dimensions and left and right mid-cavitary coxrctation dimension. As said earlier for the serial measurements of isthmus-ductal ratio, serial measurement of the aortic z-scores can contribute to make the difference between the fetuses that require surgery and those who can be observed.

Antenatal diagnosis of coarctation is critically important for early treatment of the neonate.

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The clinical manifestations are variable and so is the age of diagnosis. Both treatment options can be complicated by recoarctation or aortic aneurysms and warrant lifelong surveillance. A secondary aim was to describe the spectrum of postnatal diagnosis and outcomes of fetuses coractation for evaluation of isolated left-right ventricular disproportion.

B flow is a display modality in 4D sonography that enhances signals from weak blood reflectors from vessels, suppressing strong signals from surrounding tissues, and is angle independent. The evaluation of this pattern of flow remains subjective and the number of cases examined until now are still limited Paladini et al. When fetal diagnosis of coarctation is made or suspected, delivery must be foreseen in a centre where specialised cardiac care can take place.

Boshoff3 J. Check this box if you wish to receive a copy of your message. Ventricular disproportion Suspicion for coarctation of the aorta is usually raised when there is ventricular disproportion in fetal life with a smaller left than right ventricle Fig. The obstruction appears as an indentation shelf in the postero-lateral side of the descending aorta.