Chiariâ€™s Network as a Cause of Fetal and Neonatal Pathology
Fatiha Bendadi â€¢ David A. van Tijn â€¢ Lou Pistorius â€¢ Matthias W. Freund
The Author(s) 2011. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com
Chiariâ€™s Network as a Cause of Fetal and Neonatal PathologyAbstract Chiariâ€™s network is a remnant of the eustachian valve located in the right atrium.
Incomplete involution of the fetal sinus venosus valves results in â€˜â€˜redundantâ€™â€™ Chiariâ€™s network, which may compromise cardiovascular function. This report describes a case with the novel ï¬nding of prenatal compromise due to redundant Chiariâ€™s network and an uncommon case with signiï¬cant postnatal symptoms.