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Fetal diagnosis of lethal dysfunction of the right heart in three siblings

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 August 2008

Tim S. Hornung*
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatric CardiologyFreeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
Alison Heads
Affiliation:
Department of EchocardiographyFreeman HospitalNewcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
Chris Wright
Affiliation:
Dept of Histopathology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
Stewart Hunter
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatric CardiologyFreeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
*
Dr. T.S.Hornung, Adult Congenital Cardiac Centre, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London. SW3 6NPUK. Tel: (0)20 7351 8121; E-mail: tim.hornung@virgin.net

Abstract

A woman, having already delivered one child, underwent fetal echocardiography during thre subsequent pregnancies. All three showed enlargement and poor function of the right-sided chambers. The first was still-born, the second died as a neonate, while the third pregnancy was terminated. Pathological examination revealed the same findings in each fetus, possibly representing a variation of Uhl's anomaly, or alternatively a hitherto unrecognised cardiomyopathic process.

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