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Echocardiographic observation and clinical significance of echogenic intracardiac foci in 310 fetuses

23rd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Echocardiographic observation and clinical significance
of echogenic intracardiac foci in 310 fetuses
Y. He, Y. Guo, Y. Zhang, J. Han, Z. Li
Beijing Anzhen Hospital Capital Medical University, Beijing,
China
Objectives:
To assess the clinical meaning of echogenic intracardiac
focus in fetuses by echocardiography.

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Echogenic focus in the fetal left ventricular cavity: Is it a false tendon?

neologoEchogenic focus in the fetal left ventricular cavity: Is it a false tendon?
Nahide Altug a*, A. Nuri Danisman b*
a* Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital, Ped. Cardiology Unit, Ankara, Turkey
b* Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital, Perinatology Unit, Ankara, Turkey

Early Human Development, Volume 89, Issue 7, July 2013, Pages 479-482

abstract

Keywords: Fetus, False tendon,Echogenic focus,Fetal echocardiography
Objective:
To draw attention to the left ventricular false tendon which can be misinterpreted as echogenic focus in the fetus.
Methods:
The study group consisted of 9 fetuses out of the 161 who had been misdiagnosed for left ventricular false tendon as echogenic focus by obstetricians. Fetal echocardiography and 2-D color Doppler echocardiography were performed in the pre-postnatal period. The standard fetal echocardiographic views (4,5 chamber views, long axis view of the left ventricle, short axis view of the ventricles and great arteries, three vessels and trachea view, long axis views of the duct and aortic arch) were obtained for each case.

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Echocardiographic observation and clinical significance of echogenic intracardiac foci

23rd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Echocardiographic observation and clinical significance
of echogenic intracardiac foci in 310 fetuses
Y. He, Y. Guo, Y. Zhang, J. Han, Z. Li
Beijing Anzhen Hospital Capital Medical University, Beijing,
China
Objectives:
To assess the clinical meaning of echogenic intracardiac
focus in fetuses by echocardiography.
Methods:
The data of 310 fetuses diagnosed as echogenic
intracardiac focus by echocardiography were reviewed. The
ultrasonic characters and clinical data were analysed.
Results:
310 fetuses were all nature pregnancies, and pregnancies
with high risk factors was 41 cases. The solitary EIF cases in left
ventricle were 263 (85% ). The solitary EIF cases in right ventricle
were 1 (3‰). The multiple EIF cases in left ventricle were 44 (14%).
The multiple EIF cases in both ventricles was 2 (6‰). The incidence
of congenital heart disease in the EIF group was 19‰ (6 cases) and
there was no significant difference between the EIF group and the
normal group. Down syndrome cases were 2 (6‰) both of them were
in the high risks group (elderly pregnant woman) 5 women stopped
pregnancy because of fetal malformation. Among the remaining
cases EIF gradually became pale, smaller or disappeared in 281cases
(92%) and 299 (96%) isolated EIF cases had a good clinical outcome
after birth.
Conclusions:
The isolated EIF in fetal heart without complicating
any other abnormalities has no significant clinical meaning. There
were no relationship between the isolated EIF fetal chromosome
abnormality and congenital heart disease

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