Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 32, Issue 8, pp 1269–1270 | Cite as

Right Ventricular Outpouching Associated With a Ventricular Septal Defect: Case Report

  • Patricia Martínez OlorónEmail author
  • Carlos Romero Ibarra
  • Jose Miguel Galdeano Miranda
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A pregnant woman at 31 weeks gestation was referred to the hospital with an ultrasound exam showing an outpouching of the lateral wall of the right ventricle (RV) associated with a large ventricular septal defect (VSD) in the fetus. The outpouching had a thick wall that contracted during systole and expanded during diastole, being compatible with a diverticulum.

The woman’s pregnancy was reported to be uncomplicated, and her maternal prenatal history was unremarkable. The follow-up fetal echocardiogram did not demonstrate any complication, and the baby was carried to term.

The physical evaluation of the neonate after birth was normal, with the cardiac exam showing no murmur. A postnatal echocardiogram confirmed a large diverticulum on the lateral wall of the RV and a large VSD 12 mm in size (Fig.  1). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed to confirm the diagnosis showed that the diverticulum had a lateral location in the RV and included the infundibulum (the original RV formed the...


Right Ventricle Diastolic Function Ventricular Septal Defect Pericardial Effusion Ventricular Septal Defect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Martínez Olorón
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carlos Romero Ibarra
    • 1
  • Jose Miguel Galdeano Miranda
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric CardiologyVirgen del Camino HospitalPamplomaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric CardiologyCruces HospitalPamplomaSpain

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