Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 209–211 | Cite as

Echocardiographic diagnosis of overriding tricuspid valve in a child with Ebstein's anomaly

  • Elma J. Gussenhoven
  • Catherina E. Essed
  • Egbert Bos
  • Volkert H. de Villeneuve
Case Reports


The M-mode echocardiographic diagnosis of overriding tricuspid valve rests on the ability to demonstrate simultaneously two atrioventricular valves with no intervening septal echo [6, 13]. When scanning inferiorly toward the body of the ventricles, a distinct septal echo at the level of the midportion of the tricuspid valve can be detected. Here we report a case of Ebstein's anomaly, pulmonary stenosis, and ventricular septal defect (VSD), in which the echogram falsely indicated an overriding tricuspid valve.

Key words

Ebstein's anomaly Echocardiography Overriding tricuspid valve Ventricular septal defect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elma J. Gussenhoven
    • 1
    • 2
  • Catherina E. Essed
    • 1
    • 2
  • Egbert Bos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Volkert H. de Villeneuve
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Thoraxcenter, Interuniversity Cardiology Institute, Department of Pathology IErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Sophia KinderziekenhuisRotterdamThe Netherlands

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