PP-05 Prenatal diagnosis of S-shaped ductus arteriosus. Perinatal Journal 2023;31(3):
- Eskişehir City Hospital, Eskişehir, Türkiye
Zafer Bütün, Eskişehir City Hospital, Eskişehir, Türkiye,
Earlyview Date: September 22, 2023
Publication date: October 01, 2023
Conflicts of Interest
No conflicts declared.
S-shaped ductus arteriosus is a variant, but cardiac function must be evaluated at 2-3 week intervals. In this case report; Prenatal diagnosis and management of S-shaped ductus arteriosus is discussed.
The patient was referred to our clinic due to an abnormal view of the three-vessel trachea at 32 weeks. We identified an S-shaped ductus arteriosus, but there is no tricuspid valve regurgitation observed, and the right heart function appears normal.
The DA can be classified as straight, mildly curved (C-shaped banding) markedly curved, or S-shaped . During middle gestation, percentage of S-shaped ductus arteriosus can increase.After 32 weeks, the S-shaped ductus arteriosus can cause tricuspid valve insufficiency and dysfunction of the right heart.
When an S-shaped ductus arteriosus is diagnosed, it is important to avoid using ductal constricting agents. S-shaped ductus arteriosus is a variant, but cardiac function must be evaluated at 2-3 week intervals.
Curved, ductus arteriosus, ductal constriction, S-shape, tricuspid valve insufficiency
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