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Prenatal diagnosis and postnatal outcome of persistent right ductus arteriosus: a report of three cases

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Abstract

The ductus arteriosus is a fetal vascular connection between the main pulmonary artery and aorta that diverts blood away from the pulmonary bed. Left and right ductus arteriosi emerge from embryological aortic arches. In normal embryologic cardiac development, both right aortic and ductal arches regress and the left ones persist. Persistent right ductus arteriosus (rDA) is one of the congenital anomalies of the ductal arch. In this paper, we report three cases of persistent right ductus arteriosus with right aortic arch.

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Video clip of rDA with RAA: At pulmonary bifurcation level, axial section shows the rDA emerging from the pulmonary bifurcation and joining the descending aorta. Trachea, left pulmonary artery, right aortic arch, and superior vena cava are also seen. (MP4 3825 kb)

Video clip of rDA with RAA: At pulmonary bifurcation level, axial section shows the rDA emerging from the pulmonary bifurcation and joining the descending aorta. Trachea, left pulmonary artery, right aortic arch, and superior vena cava are also seen. (MP4 3825 kb)

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Ekiz, A., Gul, A., Uludogan, M. et al. Prenatal diagnosis and postnatal outcome of persistent right ductus arteriosus: a report of three cases. J Med Ultrasonics 42, 571–574 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10396-015-0644-2

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Keywords

  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Right ductus arteriosus
  • Right aortic arch
  • Perinatal outcome