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1305-3124

Established
1993

Editors-in-Chief
​Cihat Şen, ​Nicola Volpe

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Cecilia Villalain, Daniel Rolnik, M. Mar Gil

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Murat Yayla

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PP-05 Prenatal diagnosis of S-shaped ductus arteriosus

Zafer Bütün

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PP-05 Prenatal diagnosis of S-shaped ductus arteriosus. Perinatal Journal 2023;31(3): DOI: 10.59215/prn.23.031supp020

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Zafer Bütün

  1. Eskişehir City Hospital, Eskişehir, Türkiye
Correspondence

Zafer Bütün, Eskişehir City Hospital, Eskişehir, Türkiye,

Publication History

Earlyview Date: September 22, 2023

Publication date: October 01, 2023

Conflicts of Interest

No conflicts declared.

Objective

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.

Case

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.

Discussion

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.

Conclusion

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.
Keywords

Curved, ductus arteriosus, ductal constriction, S-shape, tricuspid valve insufficiency

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