OP-12 Comparative case reports of prenatally diagnosed left ventricular aneurysm and diverticulum. Perinatal Journal 2023;31(3):09
- Zeynep Kamil Women and Children Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye
Ömer Gökhan Eyisoy, Zeynep Kamil Women and Children Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye,
Earlyview Date: September 22, 2023
Publication date: October 01, 2023
Conflicts of Interest
No conflicts declared.
Primary congenital ventricular aneurysm (VA) and ventricular diverticulum (VD) are rare congenital cardiac malformations. The differencial diagnosis is based on anatomical, histological and functional criteria. In this case report; prenatal diagnosis, follow up and clinical outcomes of VA and VD is discussed.
Two cases at 36 and 33 th gestational weeks were referred to our clinic due to suspected fetal cardiac anomaly.
Clinical outcomes of VA and VD range from fetal death to asymptomatic survival. Earlier gestational week at diagnosis, outpouching related with LV and hydrops fetalis were reported as the factors associated with mortality, while the type of ventricular outpouching was not. Approximately 70% of cases remain asymptomatic in postnatal follow-up.
Venticular diverticulum and aneurysms should both be closely followed up prenatally.
Aneurysm, diverticulum,fetal heart, left ventricle
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Case 1, LV diverticulum at 36 weeks (A); Case 2, LV aneurysm at 22 weeks (B) and at 33 weeks (C)
Clinical characteristics of the cases