Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 35–39 | Cite as

Magnetic resonance imaging of absent pulmonary valve syndrome

  • H. Frank
  • U. Salzer
  • C. Popow
  • R. Stiglbauer
  • G. Wolleneck
  • H. Imhof
Case Reports


A neonate with absent pulmonary valve syndrome was examined by means of echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI provided an excellent evaluation of the intracrdial morphology, vessel anatomy, mediastinal structures, and shunt flow; and it was superior to echocardiography for detection of aortopulmonary collaterals and vessel abnormalities. This case report of an uncommon cardiac abnormality confirms that MRI is a useful complementary modality to echocardiography in neonates and is recommended for problems with central pulmonary vessels and their relation to tracheobronchial structures.

Key words

Absent pulmonary valve Echocardiography Magnetic resonance imaging Neonates 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Frank
    • 1
  • U. Salzer
    • 2
  • C. Popow
    • 2
  • R. Stiglbauer
    • 3
  • G. Wolleneck
    • 4
  • H. Imhof
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine II (Cardiology)University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.Magnetic Resonance InstituteUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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