Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by Mishary almalkey, Jan 23, 2013.
Pls. give a detailed explanation ( possibly by illustrating )....becos i am looking at this as a learning opportunity.
i think the starred structure is the aorta ( from it's orientation) ...wondering if it's starred becos of st... ?
eagerly looking forward to the answer (-:
This is a clear illustration for the hypoplastic left heart syndrome. You are right by the enlarged right chambers in the US any how . however, the right chambers of the heart seems enlarged because the left heart is actually smaller than usual. A patent foramen ovale or an atrial septal defect is usually present in that syndrome.
The rate of occurrence is increased in patients with Turner syndrome, Noonan syndrome, Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, or Holt-Oram syndrome.
To be honest...i thought this was a subXiphoid 4 chamber view and i was wondering where the 4th ventricle is.
And the starred structure, iguess is the hypoplastic left ventricle
Interestingly the syndrome was responsible for 25 % of deaths due to cardiac congenital defects in the neonate before introducing of the surgical intervention. I thought it would be relevant as you guys posted about Noonan syndrome.(-:
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